The Fungal Pharmacy

An Introduction to Medicinal Mushrooms 

Presented by Robert Rogers

In this DVD Robert explains that fungi have the capacity to heal both the body and, through the process of myco-remediation, the planet itself. He discusses their success in optimizing the immune system and treating a wide range of acute and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and liver problems, blood sugar disorders, cancer, and obesity. Mushrooms covered include amanita, maitake, shiitake, turkey tail, reishi, chaga, cordyceps, oyster, split gill, psilocybin and more. Robert also talks about the many wonder-ful culinary mushrooms you can eat to enhance your diet and improve your health.

In this clip, Robert talks about the reishi mushroom:

Medicinal mushrooms have an established history of use in traditional and ancient therapies. Contemporary research has validated and documented much of the ancient knowledge. In the past three decades, the interdisciplinary field of science that studies medicinal mushrooms has demonstrated the potent and unique properties of compounds extracted from a range of mushroom species. Modern clinical practice in Japan, China, Korea, Russia, and several other countries rely on mushroom-derived preparations.

The Fungal Pharmacy is 1 hour 45 minutes in length.

Cost is $20

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Earthstar (Geastrum triplex)

This is Robert Rogers

Robert Rogers has been a student of plant medicine for nearly 40 years, including 18 years as a clinical herbalist. He is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and author of 37 books on medicinal plants and mushrooms of Western Canada. Robert has a Bachelor’s Degree in Botany. He is an assistant clinical professor in family medicine at the University of Alberta; teaches plant medicine at The Northern Star College of Mystical Studies, and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.

 

Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria)

In a few minutes the caterpillar took the hookah out of it's mouth, and got down off the mushroom, and crawled away into the grass, merely remarking as it went "the top will make you grow taller, and the stalk will make you grow shorter." 

"The top of what? The stalk of what?" thought Alice.

"Of the mushroom," said the caterpillar, just as if she had asked it aloud and in another moment was out of sight.

       Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


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