Turkey Tail aka Coriolus is one of the most common mushrooms we see in the northeast US. Known as a polypore, it grows on logs during all four season. Even in the winter you can see it peaking out from the snow. It has a tough texture and a stringent taste.
Why is it Good for me?
This Mushroom has been studied in Japan and China for the immune-stimulating polysaccharides that it contains. Within the mushroom is PSP and PSK which have been tested extensively in the Asia for there beneficial effects with cancer patients. It has been shown to be healthy for the stomach, lung, liver, prostate, esophagus, uterus, ovary, cervix, breast, rectum. Some studies found activity against HIV and herpes.