On his blog, Mercola.com, Dr. Joseph Mercola discusses the therapeutic properties of mushrooms, and their possible use as a treatment for COVID-19. He writes (abridged):
Mushrooms, long valued for their medicinal properties, are being explored as tools to boost immunity and fight viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.
Three studies — two of them FDA-approved — are evaluating whether mushrooms have therapeutic potential for treating COVID-19.
Research identified chaga mushrooms (Inonotus obliquus) as having the “widest range of antiviral activity” against different subtypes of influenza virus.
Mushrooms contain several immunomodulators, including lectins, proteins, polysaccharides and terpenoids, while there are more than 400 bioactive compounds in reishi mushrooms alone.
Researchers from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh believe mushroom-based therapeutic approaches could be used to achieve a “COVID-free world.”
Dr. Joseph Mercola
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