The magnificent turkey tail mushroom has been used medicinally for millennia in Asia and is now being used to support conventional cancer treatment.

Turkey tail mushroom is a powerful medicine. Rich in antioxidants, it boosts the immune system, supports digestion, benefits the microbiome, and supports cancer treatment. It’s also one of the best-researched medicinal mushrooms, with more than 1,000 entries in the PubMed database.
Turkey tail, or Trametes versicolor (previously known as Coriolus versicolor), is a bracket fungus and member of the polypore family. Found almost anywhere in the world where there are trees, they grow on dead and dying wood, branches, and fallen logs. Turkey tail mushrooms are easy to find and ubiquitous in North American forests. Named for their colorful concentric rings that resemble the tail feathers of a turkey, they’ve been used medicinally throughout Asia for thousands of years.

Although not particularly delicious as its texture is tough and leathery, harvested turkey tail is usually dried, turned into a powder, and made into tea. It can also be added to foods—such as soups, stews, and smoothies.

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