February 16, 2015
Turkey tail is a medicinal mushroom widely used by patients with Lyme disease. Also known as Coriolus, it is widely researched and is recommended by astute clinicians for a wide variety of ailments.
The immune-stimulating properties are related to the high concentration of polysaccharides dubbed PSK and PSP, which are 1,3 beta-glucans containing polypeptide side chains.
This mushroom has been used in the clinical setting for chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, viral infections, allergies, and diabetes.
Many clinicians also mantain it has wide use in treating cancers, including those of the breast, cervix, prostate, liver, lung, and stomach. It is also used by some patients to control side effects caused by chemotherapy.