Mushroom Spawn (Medicinal)

The species listed here are grown primarily for their medicinal benefit, and not necessarily their culinary value. A few of these are good edible mushrooms (eg shiitake and maritake) whereas most are infused in hot water to provide a medically-beneficial tea. Many mushrooms contain complex sugar molecules which are well-known to stimulate the immune system, helping us to fight off infections and generally increasing our sense of well-being. Others are quite remarkable in that they produce specific chemicals which either directly or indirectly affect specific medical ailments - such as actively reducing cholesterol, or for shrinking and/or curing certain types of cancer. Many mushrooms are currently undergoing scientific research for their use as anti-cancer drugs, and some commercial drugs are already produced from certain mushroom types. Medicinal mushrooms are generally considered to be 'alternative medicine', and have been used by the chinese for thousands of years, but unlike many forms of alternative medicine, many of the claimed medicinal effects have been scientifically-demonstrated and proven.
Mushroom spawn should be used as soon as possible. Most types will keep for around 1 month if stored at 1-5C, although some types will keep considerably longer. A few varieties need to be stored at 10C - check the label for storage temperature. For international shipments, especially outside Europe, where the delivery time may be longer, it is advisable to use the spawn as soon as possible.


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Lions Mane (Hericium erinaceus)

Lions Mane (Hericium erinaceus)

This is a most unusual looking mushroom, and not one that you are likely to encounter in the shops. It is extremely tasty - some say it has the...
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Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)

Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)

The secrets of growing this mushroom were unlocked in the Far East, leading to over 1000years of cultivation. This mushroom enjoys popularity today,...
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Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)

Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) is one of the most respected medicinal mushrooms. It grows in two forms dependent on conditions - 'antler' and 'elephant',...
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Turkey Tail (Coriolus versicolor)

Turkey Tail (Coriolus versicolor)

Turkey Tail is another tough mushroom, and although it can be eaten, due to it's tough, chewy nature, it is best used to make a medicinal tea. The...
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