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...