Mushroom Medicine

For thousands of years many mushroom species have been used to treat a variety of health conditions and symptoms.




Altitude sickness Reishi
Arrhythmia Reishi
Bleeding False tinder polypore, Wood ear, Earthstar, Puffball
Bronchial inflammation Shiitake, Reishi
Cancer, breast Chaga, Shiitake
Cancer, esophageal Artist's conk
Cancer, gastric Split Gill
Cancer, skin Stinkhorn
Cancer, liver Turkey Tail
Cancer preventative Red-belted polypore, Maitake , Turkey tail, Shiitake
Cancer, uterine Chaga
Chemotherapy (to counteract side effects) Maitake, Shiitake , Turkey tail
Cholesterol, high Shiitake, Jelly fungus, Oyster
Colds and flu Shiitake
Coughs Snow fungus, Earthstar, Hoelen, Reishi
Diabetes Turkey tail, Maitake, Reishi, Shiitake
Diarrhea False tinder polypore
Dizzinesss Honey Mushroom, Reishi
Dry Skin Chanterelle, Honey Mushroom
Eye Inflammation Tremella
Fever Hoelen
Gastritis Honey Mushroom, Chaga
Hemorrhoids Wood ear, Gilled polypore
Hepatitis Reishi, Shiitake, Hoelen , Turkey tail
High blood Pressure Maitake, Shiitake, Reishi
Immune weakness Maitake, Shiitake, Turkey tail, Reishi
Indigestion True tinder polypore
Insomnia Reishi, Honey Mushroom
Low energy Turkey tail
Muscle spasms Wood Ear
Muscle tension Oyster Mushroom
Nervousness Reishi
Neurasthenia Honey Mushroom, Reishi
Poor vision, night blindness Honey Mushroom, Chanterelle
Rhinitis Reishi
Ulcers Chaga, Enokitake, Reishi
Urinary tract infrections Zhu ling
Viruses Shiitake , Turkey tail, Birch polypore
Wounds, bleeding Earthstar, Puffball


Taken from "Medicinal Mushrooms: An Exploration of Tradition, Healing, and Culture" by Christopher Hobbs, L. Ac.