Our goal is to help bring the healing power of functional mushrooms back into the mainstream.
After all, this is not a new medicine. Mushrooms were used for healing by the Aztecs, Greeks, Chinese, Native Americans and Europeans, dating back 5,400 years ago. Even Ötzi the Iceman had some in his bag when he met his untimely death in the Alps.
The Birch Polyspores found on Otzi the Iceman.
In 450 BCE, Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, describes using mushrooms to cauterize wounds and as an anti-inflammatory.
5th-century Chinese alchemist and polymath, Tao Hongjing, wrote about the marvels of mushrooms and its use in traditional Chinese medicine.
Native Americans used mushrooms widely.
They were believed to heal and protect. They used Diamond Willow Fungus to stop bleeding wounds and to treat diarrhea and coughs, and burned mushrooms to create a “healing smoke.