Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Medicinal Mushrooms

Last weekend Robert Rogers offered a Medicinal Mushroom workshop at Pacific Rim College in Victoria. We were amazed by his knowledge of mushrooms (some edible, medicinal and some toxic) and herbs too! After an in-class review of some fungi we headed out to identify some local species. 
Here are a few we saw.......

Fomitopsis pinicola (Red Belted Conk) -medicinal

Trametes versicolor (Turkey tail)-edible

1 comment:

  1. Mushrooms are, indeed, proven to be effective as alternative medicine. One of the amazing medicinal powers of mushrooms is the ability to cure or prevent cancer. Specifically, it has the ability of suppressing the growth of cancer cells. It’s nice to know that there are people like Robert Rogers who are sharing their knowledge about the power of medicinal mushrooms.