Medicinals

Red Reishi Mushroom Tincture

Double extract tincture made from Red Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum).

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Suggested use: 1ml (approximately 45 drops), twice daily. At this rate of use, a 1oz bottle will last approximately 15 days, and a 2oz bottle will last approximately 30 days.

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Reishi [Ganoderma Lucidium]

Reishi has long been used for centuries in China to support breathing, cardiovascular system and endurance. Cordyceps has long been celebrated in Tibet and Nepal as a lung tonic and energy support. Together, they strengthen respiratory function in normal, healthy individuals. Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum s.l.) grows throughout the world, found primarily on hardwood trees. This species, used for more than two millennia in Asia, has been respectfully called the “Mushroom of Immortality.” This mushroom is well known as a tonic for supporting general wellness and vitality.

Full spectrum of constituents: polysaccharides (beta glucans, arabinoxylane, glucose, xylose, galactose and mannose), glycoproteins, ergosterols, triterpenoids and other myco-nutrients, which are essential for Supporting Natural Immunity. Reishi is the #1-selling nutraceutical mushroom species worldwide Promotes cardiovascular system health Enhances the body’s ability to adapt to stress Supports energy and stamina Overall wellness support

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Maitake, Cordyceps, Lions Mane, Oyster Mushroom Organic Tincture

Organic double extract tincture made from Maitake, Cordyceps, Lions Mane, Oyster, Ischnoderma, Reishi, Turkey Tail, Dandelion Root, and Selfheal.

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Suggested use: 1ml (approximately 45 drops), twice daily. At this rate of use, a 1oz bottle will last approximately 15 days, and a 2oz bottle will last approximately 30 days.

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Ingredients

20% – Maitake [Grifola Frondosa]

Found growing in temperate hardwood forests, Maitake (Grifola frondosa) has been the subject of studies worldwide and is known for supporting normal cell growth. Rich in 1,3, 1,4 and 1,6 beta-D glucans, Maitake is a delicious, edible species, with a long history of traditional use.

Full spectrum of constituents: polysaccharides (beta glucans, arabinoxylane, glucose, xylose, galactose and mannose), glycoproteins, ergosterols, triterpenoids and other myco-nutrients, which are essential for Supporting Natural Immunity. Enhances a healthy glycemic balance by promoting normal blood sugar metabolism Rich in 1-3, 1-4, and 1-6 Beta-glucans, well-known for promoting immune health Supports cellular health

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20% – Lions Mane [Hericium Erinaceus]

This beautiful species, appearing as a white waterfall of cascading icicles, is found on broad leaf trees and logs. The subject of recent studies, Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is renowned for providing support to the brain and nervous system.

Full spectrum of constituents: polysaccharides (beta glucans, arabinoxylane, glucose, xylose, galactose and mannose), glycoproteins, ergosterols, triterpenoids and other myco-nutrients,which are essential for Supporting Natural Immunity. Promotes mental clarity, focus and memory Provides cerebral and nervous system support Many studies have identified a NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) in Lion’s Mane Optimizes nervous and immune system health Supports cognitive function

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20% – Caterpillar Fungus [Cordyceps Militaris]

Himalayan mountain peoples have traditionally used Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis s.l.) to enhance their performance during strenuous, high altitude activities. Recently, physical fitness enthusiasts and professional athletes have discovered that Cordyceps may have the cardio-enhancing effects of increased oxygen uptake, supporting higher endurance levels. People have also found that Cordyceps supports healthy sexual functioning.

Full spectrum of constituents: polysaccharides (beta glucans, arabinoxylane, glucose, xylose, galactose and cordycepic acid), glycoproteins, ergosterols, triterpenoids and other myco-nutrients, which are essential for Supporting Natural Immunity. Supports energy and stamina Enhances the body’s natural metabolic systems Supports a healthy libido Promotes healthy kidney function Augments oxygen uptake Used to support athletic performance

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20% – Oyster Mushroom [Pleurotis Ostreotis]

Oysters naturally produce compounds called statins. Statin drugs reduce “bad cholesterol” (LDL) by stimulating receptors in the liver to clear the cholesterol from the body. Studies have shown a link between consuming Pleurotus ostreatus and a lowering of cholesterol levels, no doubt due to the statins they produce. Research shows a possible anti-tumor effect from polysaccharides in oysters. A polysaccharide is a complex carbohydrate made up of smaller sugar molecules. Specific polysaccharides, known as beta-D-glucans, are suspected to stimulate the immune system to fight cancer. The beta-D-glucan isolated from oyster mushrooms is called pleuran. Studies are ongoing into the effects of pleuran for cancer treatment.

Oyster mushrooms contain a number of substances thought to influence health. These substances include beta-glucan and several other polysaccharides (a class of carbohydrates found to affect immune function). High Cholesterol – Several animal-based studies suggest that oyster mushrooms may help lower your cholesterol and protect against hardening of the arteries. For example, a preliminary study published in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology in 2003 found that oyster mushrooms may reduce total cholesterol levels. In tests on rats, the study’s authors also observed that treatment with oyster mushroom helped increase the animals’ antioxidant status and decrease their levels of triglycerides. High triglyceride levels have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Cancer – Some preliminary research indicates that oyster mushrooms may possess cancer-fighting properties. This research includes a study published in International Journal of Oncology in 2008, in which tests on human cells demonstrated that an oyster mushroom extract may suppress the growth and spread of breast cancer and colon cancer. Additionally, a mouse-based study published in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms in 2011 determined that an oyster mushroom extract may fight tumor growth, in part by activating certain immune cells.

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10% – Resinous Polypore [Ischnoderma Resinosum]

These mushrooms contain compounds that are being investigated for possible use in inhibiting tumor growth in cancers.

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3% – Reishi [Ganoderma Lucidium]

Reishi has long been used for centuries in China to support breathing, cardiovascular system and endurance. Cordyceps has long been celebrated in Tibet and Nepal as a lung tonic and energy support. Together, they strengthen respiratory function in normal, healthy individuals. Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum s.l.) grows throughout the world, found primarily on hardwood trees. This species, used for more than two millennia in Asia, has been respectfully called the “Mushroom of Immortality.” This mushroom is well known as a tonic for supporting general wellness and vitality.

Full spectrum of constituents: polysaccharides (beta glucans, arabinoxylane, glucose, xylose, galactose and mannose), glycoproteins, ergosterols, triterpenoids and other myco-nutrients, which are essential for Supporting Natural Immunity. Reishi is the #1-selling nutraceutical mushroom species worldwide Promotes cardiovascular system health Enhances the body’s ability to adapt to stress Supports energy and stamina Overall wellness support

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3% – Turkey Tail [Trametes Versicolor]

Predominant in woodlands throughout the world, Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) is one of the best-documented mushrooms in scientific research. With a wide spectrum of beneficial properties, Turkey Tail shows much promise in supporting the immune system with its protein-bound and unique polysaccharides.

Full spectrum of constituents: polysaccharides (beta glucans, arabinoxylane, fucose, glucose, xylose, galactose and mannose), glycoproteins, ergosterols, triterpenoids and other myco-nutrients, which are essential for Supporting Natural Immunity and the natural microbiome. Turkey Tail is an excellent source of cellular nutrients In a recent clinical study funded by the National Institutes of Health, Host Defense’s Turkey Tail was shown to be immunologically active

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2% – Dandelion Root [Taraxacum Officinale]

Dandelion is used for loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, muscle aches, eczema, and bruises. Dandelion is also used to increase urine production and as a laxative to increase bowel movements. It is also used as skin toner, blood tonic, and digestive tonic. Some people use dandelion to treat infection, especially viral infections, and cancer.

Dandelion is a sunny, subtle, yet incredibly healing plant used for thousands of years in China and mentioned in traditional Arabian medicine in the tenth century C.E. It has been used for centuries, in traditional medicine practices all over the world, as a restorative tonic, edible food, and in herbal wines and beers. The root is a favorite amongst traditional herbalists as it supports the healthy functioning of the liver, kidneys, spleen, and gallbladder9-13 and is considered to be a reliable detoxifying agent. The powdered and roasted root has been enjoyed as a coffee substitute and the roots and leaves are both used in brewing dandelion wines, beer, and in digestive bitter cordials and liqueurs. Root: sesquiterpene lactones, triterpenes (b-amyrin, taraxol, and taraxerol), carbohydrates such as inulin (ranging from 2% in spring to 40% in the fall), carotenoids such as lutein, fatty acids, flavonoids including apigenin and luteolin, minerals such as potassium (up to 5%), phenolic acids (caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid), phytosterols including sitosterol, stigmasterol, and taraxasterol, sugars, vitamin A, choline, mucilage and pectin.

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2% – Self-heal [Prunella Vulgaris]

The plant has a long history of medicinal use, and traditionally the leaves are applied to wounds to promote healing. According to the 16th-century herbalist John Gerard, ‘there is not a better wounde herbe in the world’. The 17th-century botanist Nicholas Culpeper wrote that the plant is called selfheal because ‘when you are hurt, you may heal yourself’.

Prior to World War II, it was used to staunch bleeding and for treating heart disease. A decoction of the leaves was used to treat sore throats and internal bleeding. It is used as an anti-inflammatory and has anti-allergic activity. In western medicine it is used externally for treating minor injuries, sores, burns, bruises and can also be used as a mouthwash to treat mouth ulcers.

Whereas in European countries herbalists have mainly used selfheal for treating wounds, in Chinese medicine it is mainly used for treating liver complaints, acting as a stimulant in the liver and gall bladder. Selfheal shows antiviral properties, and in China it is used as an anti-cancer drug.

Prunella’s most useful constituents are Betulinic-acid, D-Camphor, Delphinidin, Hyperoside, Manganese, Oleanolic-acid, Rosmarinic-acid, Rutin, Ursolic-acid, and Tannins. The whole plant is medicinal as alterative, antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, stomachic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary. Prunella is taken internally as a medicinal tea in the treatment of fevers, diarrhea, sore mouth and throat, internal bleeding, and weaknesses of the liver and heart.* Clinical analysis shows it to have an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of pseudomonas, Bacillus typhi, E. coli, Mycobacterium tuberculi, which supports its use as an alternative medicine internally and externally as an antibiotic and for hard to heal wounds and diseases. It is showing promise in research for herpes, cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and many other maladies.

Several studies on human cells (including a 2011 report published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention) indicate that prunella vulgaris may help induce apoptosis (a type of programmed cell death essential for stopping the proliferation of cancer cells).

There’s some evidence that prunella vulgaris may aid in the treatment of diabetes. In a 2007 study from the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, for instance, treating diabetic mice with prunella vulgaris appeared to increase the animals’ insulin sensitivity.

Additionally, a 2012 study from the American Journal of Chinese Medicine found that treating diabetic mice with prunella vulgaris helped inhibit the development of atherosclerosis (a common problem for people with diabetes).

Prunella vulgaris may help fight herpes simplex virus 1 (or HSV-1, the virus that causes cold sores) and herpes simplex virus 2 (or HSV-2, the virus that causes genital herpes), according to a study published in Antiviral Research in 2007. In tests on cells in culture, researchers demonstrated that certain carbohydrates found in prunella vulgaris may help stop HSV-1 and HSV-2 from penetrating host cells.

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http://altmedicine.about.com/od/Herbal-Remedies/fl/Prunella-Vulgaris.htm

 

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*None of these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  I try to only inform people of how mushrooms have been used culturally for thousands of years without claiming the “medicines” actually “work”. I wouldn’t know. I’ve never claimed to be a doctor. I see the wild mushroom market that is being used as a “medicine” to replace actually useful drugs as a manipulative, and exploitive in nature, but I do see mushrooms and mushroom products as potentially beneficial to human and ecosystem health.

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