One of the most versatile and beautiful fungi in the forest, Turkey Tail ( Trametes versicolor) is a powerful adaptogen and immune booster. Turkey Tail has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine and is one of the most well studied mushrooms on the planet. Turkey Tail contains polysaccharides and beta-glucans which boost the immune system, reduce immune system stress and boost energy. They also contain a variety of proteins, minerals, enzymes and vitamins such as Vitamin D and B complex vitamins. Turkey Tail can help shorten the duration of a cold or flu, helps build probiotics in our bodies, helps lower blood pressure, blood sugar and has demonstrated the ability in laboratory tests to slow or inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Turkey Tail also is effective at reducing inflammation, thus an excellent supplement for arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions.
We wild-harvest turkey tail from the forests of Northeast Michigan to make a variety of herbal medicines ranging from tinctures, to teas, syrups, powdered extracts and healing skin care products. We hope to soon include a wider array of Turkey Tail products in our shop.
This package contains 2 dried ounces of Trametes versicolor.
Directions for use:
Tea- simmer a handful of turkey tail in a liter (or quart) of water for 90 minutes or longer. Many compounds in the mushroom are only released by being slowly simmered to break down the hard cell walls.
Syrup- First make a tea with the turkey tail and reduce it down to 1 cup. Feel free to add any other herbs or spices you would like to flavor your syrup while simmering the mushrooms, as the turkey tail doesn't have too much flavor on its own- our favorite combination is turkey tail, rosehips, astralagus and cinnamon. Add one cup sweetener of your choice- honey, maple syrup or agave nectar are our favorites. The reduce this mixture down to one cup total ( i.e. letting the water evaporate and all the water soluble medicinal compounds are now withing the sweetener. Use on pancakes, toast, or in milk of your choice as a sweetener for a medicinal mushroom latte.
Soup- add turkey tail mushrooms to simmer with the broth of your soup, adding umami notes to the broth. Note: the mushrooms are to leathery to eat.
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