Show your love for some of the most important medicinal mushroom groups in the world with this subtle but proud conversation starter.
Cordyceps – Highly regarded for its various mushroom species that grow on insect bodies and were eaten by the ancient Taoists for longevity. Many are now proven to increase cellular energy and blood’s oxygen-carrying capacity.
Ganoderma – Celebrated for its potent immune stimulating mushrooms, including Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum, which we made an enamel pin of).
Hericium – Contains several elegant, icicle-like mushrooms, some of which – such as the Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) – contain potent nervous system supporting compounds that may help mitigate neurological degeneration.
Trametes – A group most regarded for the Turkey Tail mushroom (Trametes versicolor) and its powerful immune supporting compounds PSK and PSP.
Fomes – Host to the Amadou mushroom (Fomes fomentarius), long used in medicine since the ancient Greeks and perhaps for millennia before them.
Phellinus – Most regarded for Phellinus linteus and its associated notable anti-cancer properties.
Inonotus – Well-known for the Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus), a black, hard mass that grows predominantly on birch trees and is associated with enhanced neural activity and improved skin quality, among many other effects.