8 Types of Medicinal Mushrooms

3. Shiitake Mushroom

Ask anyone to name a famous mushroom and chances are they’ll list the shiitake, which has been used not only for its unique flavor, but also because traditional Chinese medical experts believe it can naturally boost the body’s energy levels.

And that’s not all. Traditional Chinese healers also believe the shiitake mushroom can improve the immune system’s functionality and may even help lower cholesterol levels. And for those fighting a frightening battle with cancer, research published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests eating shittake mushrooms can help slow the development of some types of cancer cells.

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