Turkey Tail Mushroom Liquid extract
Regular price R 185.00
Turkey tail liquid dual-extract (30% alcohol).
- Turkey tail (Trametes Versicolor) fruitbody dual-extract*
- Filtered spring water
- Food-grade, Organic ethanol (Karoo Agave spirit, Leonista Blanco)
* Cultivated from a native culture of Turkey tail in Cape Town by Harmonic Mycology
First, soaking wild-crafted turkey tail mushrooms create this liquid extract in 43% alcohol for a minimum of four weeks. The turkey tailpieces are then removed from the alcohol and gently simmered in non-chlorinated water for 2-4 hours. Finally, the tincture and hot-water extractions are filtered and combined to create a potent elixir of bio-available compounds with a total alcohol content of 30%.
A single 50 ml bottle of dual-extract should last approximately 50 days, with a daily dosage of 20 drops. We recommend dropping your dosage into warm water to evaporate the alcohol before drinking for those who may have alcohol sensitivities.
About Turkey tail
Suppose the name of this mushroom wasn't obvious enough. In that case, it very much looks like a turkey's tail, with bands of different colours ranging from white, light brown, dark brown, black, purple(ish) and sometimes even green on this fan-shaped, polypore bracket fungus that grows in rosette-like clusters. The Latin name for this mushroom is Coriolus Versicolor, meaning "of several colours". This widespread fungus can be found in most places worldwide and can be identified in the wild with relative ease.
Turkey tail is the most researched and studied medicinal mushroom in western medicine for its potential as an adjunctive treatment for cancer therapy. This is because two novel polysaccharides found in the turkey tail, known as polysaccharide peptide(PSP) and polysaccharide krestin (PSK), are first discovered and isolated from mycelium cultures.
In Japan, Turkey, tail and cancer therapy go hand-in-hand. The immuno-modulating effects of Turkey tail assist in keeping the immune system robust during chemotherapy while offering anti-viral and antibacterial properties to keep patients from getting sick during treatment. Turkey tail has also become popular in recent years to revive and balance the gut-microbiome and protect the integrity of the intestinal walls.
Other benefits of Turkey tail include high antioxidant levels, improved athletic performance, anti-inflammatory properties and improvements in insulin resistance.
When to take Turkey tail?
There is no right or wrong answer here; if you are not treating something and taking it as a daily dietary supplement, we recommend taking it first thing in the morning with your cup of tea or coffee to benefit from the energy and blood-sugar regulating properties throughout the day. Otherwise, it can be taken throughout the day whenever you feel it's needed, or if you are like us and sometimes forget to take your morning Turkey tail dose, add it in with your Reishi in the evening to benefit from its therapeutic effects during a good night's rest.
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