By Dr. Shawn Morris N.D.
Natural Health Family Medicine Practitioner 

Medicinal mushrooms of the Northwest


Last updated 1/21/2020 at 1:58pm

A recent documentary by Louie Shwartzberg titled “Fantastic Fungi” explores the magical world of mushrooms. Current science reveals the intricate role fungi play in the forest ecosystem — with their extensive underground mycelial networks. Forestry scientists call this network the nervous system of the forest, serving as a communication hub between plants and soils.

In the doc, the medicinal value of certain species is explored. Traditional cultures have a long history of using mushrooms as medicine, for immune support and to treat infection. Many medicinal varieties grow locally, pa...

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