More than 2,000 species of edible mushrooms exist on the planet.

Medicinal mushrooms got their name because they were used for the prevention and treatment of diseases.
All mushrooms contain beta glucans, which have been found to help fight inflammation and aid the immune system.
Medicinal mushrooms have been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years and have gained even more popularity as of late. Destined to be taken as powders or tinctures (they’re never meant to be eaten raw or whole), you can find these fungi in all different forms.

This blog discusses some of medicinal mushrooms:

*Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
Chaga can help with: aging, inflammation, lowering LDL

*Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
Reishi can help with: sleep, anxiety, depression,focus

*Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor, Coriolus versicolor)
Turkey tail can help with: immune support, cancer prevention, antioxidants

*Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
Shiitake can help with: lowering cholesterol, heart health, blood pressure and circulation

*Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)
Lion’s mane can help with: cognition, memory, concentration

*Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)
Cordyceps may help with: energy, athletic performance, muscle recovery

*Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius)
Chanterelle may help with: bone health, immune support, alleviating PMS Syndrome, Improve Muscle Mass, Migraine

Sources: foodrevolution, healthline, healthbenefitstimes