Mushrooms have been used as medicine in traditional healing practices for thousands of years. They are known for their bioactive compounds, including polysaccharides, beta-glucans, terpenoids, and antioxidants, which contribute to their potential health benefits.
Meet our guide to some functional om.shrooms:
mental & emotional healing
Amanita Muscaria (fly agaric) and amanita pantherina mushrooms contain two psychoactive alkaloids, ibotenic acid and muscimol, in addition to many other alkaloids. It is NOT a narcotic or a psychedelic yet it has a psychoactive effect.
It evokesmeditative-like statesin long-term consumption.
There are dozens of personal reports that indicatesleep improvementand a possibility to counteract insomnia. Sleep becomes calmer and deeper which results in the quality of rest and regeneration. It will calm you down and make you more resilient to stress and negative emotions.
Helps to deal withanxiety, quick fatigue, insomnia,neuroticism, migraine and depressive states.
Lion’s mane mushroom may be a potential alternative treatment for depression, according to a 2020 abstract in theJournal of Molecular Science. The abstract highlights three ways in which lion’s mane may ease depression symptoms:
- Helping ensure the presence of sufficient neurotransmitters
- Reducing the loss of nerve growth brought about by stressful situations
- Minimizing inflammation linked to depression
Cognitive support: Nootropics
How could a nootropic help with brain function? There are a few ways: by stimulating the repair and growth of new nervous system cells, fighting brain cell inflammation, maximizing oxygen use in brain and nervous tissue, and supporting mood and sleep, which is absolutely vital for brain health.
Lion's Manemushroom is particularly known for its potential to support cognitive function. It contains compounds that may promote nerve growth and protect against neurodegenerative conditions. Lion's Mane has been studied for its potential to improvememory, focus, and overall brain health.
Cordyceps contains antioxidants that helpprotect cells from oxidative stresscaused by free radicals. Oxidative stress can contribute to cognitive decline and neurodegenerative conditions. By scavenging free radicals, cordyceps may have aneuroprotective effectand support brain health.
Chaga contains bioactive compounds that possessanti-inflammatory properties. By reducing inflammation, chaga may help create a more favorable environment for optimal cognitive function.
Many medicinal mushrooms, such as Reishi, Chaga, Turkey Tail, and Shiitake, are believed to enhance immune function. They contain polysaccharides and beta-glucans that can stimulate the immune system andimprove its response to pathogens.
Chaga mushrooms are rich in antioxidants(the highest score on the ORAC compared to any other food)and polysaccharides that can potentially modulate the immune response. They are believed to promote the production of cytokines, which are involved in immune regulation, and support immune system balance.
Energy & Stamina
Cordycepsmushroom has long been used in traditional medicine toimprove energy levels and physical performance.It is believed to enhance oxygen utilization and ATP production, which can benefit athletes and individuals seeking an energy boost.
Cordyceps is also believed to have energetic properties that can support the body's vitality, including theenhancement of sexual energyand libido.
Liver support:the liver plays a crucial role in detoxification processes within the body. Chaga mushroom and Tinder fungus have hepatoprotective properties, potentially supporting liver function and aiding in detoxification.
Blood & body liquids detox:fomes fomentarius (tinder fungus) can help with healing bladder disorders and dysmenorrhea, acting as a diuretic and a laxative.
Antiparasiticcleanse and bodydetox from lower fungican be reached with the help of amanita muscaria & pantherina.
how to use it? consciously!
It's worth noting that while mushrooms have shown promising results in research, they should not replace professional medical advice or treatments.
The use of mushrooms as medicine should be done under the guidance of a healthcare practitioner, especially if you have any specific health conditions or are taking medications.
om.shroom emphasizes on the necessity tocorrectly identify and source mushrooms, as some wild species can be toxic, anduse mushroom medicine only in microdoses.