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Winter - the perfect time for gathering mushrooms with medicinal effects

Winter - the perfect time for gathering mushrooms with medicinal effects If you can not wait mushroom season, there is no need to despair. Mushrooms can also go in the winter. We mainly collect species growing on wood. These "winter" species of fungi are also prized for its medicinal and anticancer effects.

Les and especially stumps and dead trees form valuable deposits of many fungi, which also have a healing effect. Current frosts and snow are not for gathering mushrooms in hurdle. For freezing mushrooms are frozen and thawed again after continuing their growth.

Currently, we can find in the woods, for example, oyster mushroom. Oyster mushroom is Woodsfailing excellent taste. It can grow even in home conditions on the inoculated substrate or wooden billets. In nature it grows in clusters on the trunks of deciduous trees, especially beech and willow trees.

It is prized among others, for its healing properties and its ability to reduce blood cholesterol. It has a high content of vitamins and minerals. It is worth noting medicinal effects, especially in the treatment of reduced immunity, cancer, cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases.

It is moreover an excellent tool for varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Very good results Oyster brings the treatment of dermatoses, such as allergies, rashes, and eczema. It is recommended to use both fresh and dried herbs fruiting bodies.

Another widely collected by winter species is enokitake. It grows in clusters on the trunks and stumps of deciduous trees, particularly willows, beeches and alders. It is often seen even under the snow.

Mushroom pickers arises typical view of honey yellow to orange caps that glow in the snow. It collects only the hat, friction is tough, velvety, brown color, which is an important hallmark. Penízovka suited to soups and loading into vinegar.

As Oyster also has a healing and anti-cancer effects. Anticancer activity lies in the content of substances which inhibit the division of certain cancerous cell lines. Penízovka contains proflamin and Flammulina, from which it derives its Latin name Flammulina. The fungus is also recommended to consume in liver disease and stomach ulcers. It has been found to act against Helicobacter pylori, which may contribute to the formation of gastric ulcers.

Penízovka is valued for its antibacterial properties and contains compounds active against Staphylococcus gold. In addition to the consumption we use them with spirit tincture of penízovky, which we can produce or can be purchased at the store.

During mild winters, we can meet with the ear of Judas, growing mainly on the bush elderberry (Sambucus spp.). The fungus has a typical appearance of shell-shaped cartilaginous consistency and is laterally adheres to wood.

It is used in soups, risottos and meat dishes. To use the active ingredients of the Judas' ear can prepare a tea that is used to strengthen the immune system and reducing blood cholesterol levels.

In winter, tree stumps and dead trunks of deciduous trees can notice also Trametes versicolor. This is a decaying fungi that cause white rot of wood. Infection penetrates into the trees minor injuries.

Coriolus versicolor fruiting bodies resemble brightly colored vějířům. Thanks to this fungus in England nicknamed turkey tail, which means turkey tail. The dried fruiting bodies are also used as decoration for arranging. The sponge can be found mainly on the stumps of oak, beech, hornbeam and fruit trees.

And contains a number of anti-cancer drugs and is used because, for example, in traditional Chinese medicine. The fungus is known for its taste referred to as non-edible uses, however, in the form of powdered extract or alcohol tinctures.


Author: Simon Albrechtová
Source: Ekolist.cz



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