Daniel will share a wealth of information about and beautiful images of medicinal mushrooms. In the introduction he will discuss theories of why mushrooms hold great medicinal promise for our times, while also pointing out limitations of our knowledge when it comes to practical uses. The core presentation features the most common and useful medicinal mushrooms, showing key features to enable safe identification and provide warning signals if an ID is challenging. He also will talk about specific habitat, fruiting season and - when available - culinary value. In addition, Daniel will share traditional uses, current medical use, and documented bioactivity. Extra attention is paid to instructions on how to properly collect and process mushrooms in order to make one’s own extracts, tinctures, teas and salves. This talk is inspired by "Field Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms of North America” Daniel co-authored with Robert Rogers.
This is the third presentation out of a series of four on how to ID safely edible and medicinal mushrooms.