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Turkey Tail Mushrooms


(mycology as Trametes versicolor (L:FR)


  • Helps treat the common cold and flu
  • Improves digestion

Medical properties: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/turkey-tail-mushroom#TOC_TITLE_HDR_3 | https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/turkey-tail-mushroom

  • Turkey tail helps to heal infections
  • It contains two compounds that make it different from other medical mushrooms: beta-glucans polysaccharide Krestin PSK and polysaccharide peptide PSP.
  • PSK has anti-cancer properties.
  • PSK & PSP could regenerate white blood cells and stimulate the activity and creation of T-cells macrophages and natural killer cells, enabling the immune system to once again ward off and destroy pathogens.
  • In Japan, the government allowed PSK to be used to treat several types of cancer

Kıvrak, I., Kivrak, S., & Karababa, E. (2020). Assessment of bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity of Turkey tail medicinal mushroom Trametes versicolor (Agaricomycetes). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms22(6).

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