10 most powerful mushrooms in the world

Oct 04, 2022


Reishi Mushroom: 

Reishi Mushrooms which looks like a big white and brown flower made of wood is considered one of the most sacred tonic herbs. Loaded with ganoderic acid, it helps to reduce cholesterol and lower high blood pressure.

It has strong immune-boosting powers and is revered as an antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-cancer fighting fungus. The study also suggests that patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s can yield health benefits from Reishi mushroom.


Shiitake: 


Shiitake is an excellent source of Vitamin D and a part of Japanese cuisine. They are enriched with a natural anti-tumour component called lentinan. Research also suggests that shiitake reduces inflammation in the body.

It also aids the body respond to damaged cells, blood pressure, controls blood sugar and positively influence lipid profiles, kidney, liver, anti-stress, and can prevent plaque and cholesterol build-up.


Maitake:


Maitake mushrooms, also known as dancing mushrooms or Hen of the Woods, are enriched in anti-cancer, antiviral, and immune-system enhancing properties. It helps to control both high blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Particular research found that maitake mushroom extract proves highly beneficial to patients suffering from insulin resistance and diabetes. In addition, half of a cup per day of maitake mushrooms may cleanse the system, find abnormal cells and cause them to self-destruct.

 

Chanterelle:


Chanterelle mushrooms are known to have a higher concentration of vitamin B, especially vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5. These vitamins play a fundamental role in converting food into energy and keeping the nervous system healthy.

Moreover, these mushrooms are highly rich in fiber, keeping regular bowel movements and gut health in check. This single mini-trumpet mushroom has anti-microbial, bacterial, and fungal properties in addition to being high in vitamin C, D, and potassium.


Chaga: 


Chaga mushroom is known as the king of mushrooms. These mushrooms are popular in the east and consumed in the form of tea. This particular mushroom consists of a massive amount of the natural black pigment known as melanin, which has high antioxidant levels from the polyphenols it contains. 

Chaga is the only superfood high in ORAC score. In addition, various studies have shown that Chaga can aid in diabetes, cardiovascular health, immune health, DNA damage protection, and cholesterol.


Cordyceps: 


Cordyceps is an ancient medicine known as Yarsa gumba to traditional Himalayan healers. Cordyceps is an adaptogen which means it supports a healthy response to occasional stress. It is recommended for all illnesses as a tonic because cordyceps help to improve energy, appetite, stamina, libido, endurance, and sleeping patterns. 


Lion’s Mane: 


Hericium Erinaceus, commonly called Lion’s mane mushroom got its name due to its white, fur-like appearance. As per studies, Lion’s mane can stimulate the growth of brain cells as it contains two special compounds hericenones and erinacines. 

Animal model of studies found that Lion’s mane mushroom extract has anti-inflammatory properties that can aid in reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression. It may also help in the speedy recovery of nervous system injuries. Give your brain a healthy diet of Lion’s mane mushroom.


Truffles: 


Truffle mushrooms loaded with nutrients make them an all-rounder for your healthy diet. Truffle mushrooms are rich in carbs, protein, and fiber and contain both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, as well as micronutrients like vitamin C, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and iron. 

Enriched with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties truffles may help reduce your risk of chronic disease, decrease cancer cell growth and reduce inflammation. 


Enoki: 


Enoki also, known as winter mushroom or golden needle mushroom is highly rich in nutrients, particularly niacin, which is an essential micronutrient to regulate cholesterol and promote brain health. As per test-tube studies, enoki could decrease the growth of breast and cervical cancer cells. 


Morels:


Morchella, commonly known as Morels, contains the highest content of bone-strengthening Vitamin-D making it the perfect source for maintaining the level of “sunshine vitamin”. Research shows morels are high in two antioxidants known for anti-ageing properties that further aids to combat oxidative stress.

In addition, these mushrooms have rich mineral content such as copper, magnesium, potassium, manganese, zinc, phosphorus, and iron. Because of the high iron level, morels are used to treat anaemia and increase the potential for optimal brain function.



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