Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms

Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms


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Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms by David Wolfe

Taking the counsel of Hippocrates—"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"—acclaimed author David Wolfe brings the wisdom of eating herbal medicine to today's health-conscious readers. His enthusiastic fan base, which includes celebrities such as Woody Harrelson and Angela Bassett, continues to blossom as more and more people realize the healing and immunity-boosting properties of raw and medicinal foods.

In Chaga, Wolfe presents the many virtues of medicinal mushrooms, which boost immunity, stave off allergies and asthma, help fight against cancer, and generally improve core vitality. But the star of the book is chaga—"the king of the mushrooms"—which holds the greatest storehouse of medicinal properties of any mushroom species.

In addition to exploring the extraordinary history, lore, scientific research, and future of this potent healing mushroom, Wolfe provides readers with recipes for teas, soups, fermentations, and tinctures—as well as tips on how to obtain quality chaga products. Other mushrooms are also discussed, such as the fabled queen of the medicinal mushrooms, reishi—which promotes a healthy immune system—and the cordyceps—which fights fatigue, improves endurance, increases lung capacity, and more.

The wealth of wisdom, research, recipes, and advice will enlighten and satisfy Wolfe's fans, as well as any reader curious about natural ways to improve health and promote healing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583944998
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 493,759
Product dimensions: 5.14(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

The author of best-selling raw food books such as The Sunfood Diet Success System and Eating for Beauty, as well as one of the world's leading authority on raw-food nutrition, David Wolfe conducts seventy to eighty health lectures and seminars each year in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the South Pacific, and hosts at least five health, healing, and beauty retreats each year at various retreat centers around the world. Wolfe is the middle son of two medical doctors, and has an extensive educational background, which gives him a unique perspective in the health field. He holds degrees in mechanical and environmental engineering, and in political science. He has studied at many institutions, including Oxford University. He concluded his formal education by receiving a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of San Diego.

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Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not good. All the so called history, but nothing good on reading. The author sounded like he was smoking dope writing all this "tree hugger" stuff. Saying store the Chaga in a birch basket so it "feels at home with its mother"? Really? I found better reading in the newspaper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gives you a great deal of information on Chaga. Great reference book.