Posts tagged Immune
Chugging Chaga for Health

Chaga (aka Inonotus obliquus) has received more praise as a prized medicinal mushroom in the supplement market despite being a more well known niche medicinal among Eastern Europeans, Russians, and mushroom hunters alike. While what we consider the chaga mushroom is actually the mycelium (kind of like the root network of a fungus), we’ll just refer to it here as the mushroom since it falls under the medicinal mushroom category.

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Lion's Mane for Cognition and Nerve Support

Lion’s mane mushroom has grown steadily in popularity recently as more people are becoming aware of its purported benefits. New companies are springing up with different mushroom supplements and existing supplement companies have begun to bring new products to the market. I normally wouldn’t begin a research review with a personal anecdote, but I’d like to emphasize that I probably never would have looked much more into the medicinal powers of mushrooms had it not been for my experience with lion’s mane.

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Sambucus nigra (Black Elderberry), Oscillococcinum and Immune Boosters for Flu Season

There has been a recent explosion of people looking to use sambucus extract (derived from elderberries) in hopes of reducing the suffering that’s coming along with the extreme flu outbreak in the past few weeks. Store shelves have been ravaged due to a viral social media post depicting the combination of oscillococcinum and sambucus as a flu treatment as recommended by an unnamed nurse. As a result, prices online have skyrocketed due to scarcity of the products. Should you shell out the money for it?

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Turmeric: The Medicinal Wonder Spice

The market for turmeric has exploded over the past few years as both a supplement and food ingredient. At The Herbal Equivalent, we find it fascinating the amount of research that’s been conducted on turmeric for a host of different applications, and that it’s only recently caught on in the western world despite it having roots in ancient medicinal practices for a few thousand years.

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