This time of year is perfect for finding fresh wild turkey tail mushrooms growing in forests all around us! This photo shows them all laid out to dry. These beauties grow in abundance mostly in temperate climates so our Tennessee forests are full of them. Since I'll be making a dual extracted turkey tail tincture, I thought I'd share with you a few reasons why you need these pretty little mushrooms in your life!!
1. They help repair gut health! I know this might sound like a boring benefit, but all the latest research shows that a majority of chronic illnesses are in some way or another linked to poor gut health. We are bombarded with soooo much toxicity that literally kills off our good gut bacteria. Poor gut bacteria = poor immune function! (More on this below).
2.They boost immune system function! This happens in a few different ways: they regenerate white bloods, and stimulate the production of t-cells, macrophages, and natural killer cells. This means they enable our bodies own healing capabilities to be more resilient to fighting off illness and disease!
3. As an adaptogenic and immunomodulating mushroom, they help us adapt better to stress. "Stress" can include anything that impairs our bodies ability to function optimally. They have the incredible ability to upregulate/stimulate immune function when needed (think infection) or down regulate (think allergies or auto immune conditions where the body is in an overreactive state).
To expand a bit on the above....we live in a time where we are exposed to so many different stressors and toxins from every different angle. Here are some of the most common:
-Physical/chemical level: polluted air, water, food, and cosmetic/cleaning products.
-Excessive exposure to artificial light via screens and indoor lighting
-Living out of alignment, which can be different for everyone! Things like being busy 24/7, working a miserable job, surrounding yourself with toxic people.
Medicinal mushrooms are just so incredible for restoring and revitalizing overall health. They are a gift from nature and offer so much healing.
DUAL EXTRACTION ONLY
I make all my mushroom medicines via a dual extraction method. This ensures you are receiving the full spectrum of benefits these glorious mushrooms have to offer. Consuming dry/powdered mushrooms provides only a limited amount of the medicinal benefit!
Find turkey tail mushrooms in my Elderberry Elixir and Shroom Boost liquid drops. Click the links below to purchase!
Elderberry Immunity Elixir (marlasorganics.com)
Shroom Boost Dual Extraction Tincture (marlasorganics.com)