Winner of the 2021 American Botanical Council James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award
Mushrooms have been used as medicine for thousands of years and their value in boosting immunity, improving memory, and even fighting cancer is being recognized and documented in scientific research. Christopher Hobbs, a mycologist and herbalist at the forefront of contemporary research, profiles the most powerful medicinal mushrooms and explains the nutritional and medicinal compounds in each one. Detailed instructions cover how to select, store, and prepare each variety for use. Whether readers are growing or foraging their own mushrooms, or sourcing them from a local provider, this essential handbook will guide them in making health-boosting medicine.
- Price: $24.95
- Other formats: Ebook
- Size: 7 x 9
- Pages: 272
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9781635861679
An absolutely incredible book! Brilliantly written, amply illustrated with gorgeous photos, and overflowing with practical information, scientific studies, and earth wisdom. I couldn’t put this book down! The author, a seasoned mycologist, weaves together ancient knowledge with modern scientific research and covers every aspect of mushroom lore, from medicinal and edible uses to home preparations, selecting high quality commercial products, growing your own mushrooms, wild identification, and respectful wild harvesting. A must-have book for anyone interested in mushrooms, yes, but also health, healing, and nature.
What a timely, beautifully illustrated publication, brimming over with well-researched and documented sources and reflecting Chris Hobbs’s lifelong fascination with and love for mushrooms. It’s great to have all the information on how to use the medicinal power of mushrooms to treat yourself so appealingly presented. An awesome contribution that empowers those old and new to mushroom magic to unleash its healing potential.
Many books claim to be ‘essential,’ but
Christopher Hobbs’s Medicinal Mushrooms: The Essential Guideactually is. For those of us fascinated by fungi, this book is a glorious feast of full-color photos, detailed but understandable information on medicinal, edible, and visionary mushrooms, recipes, an introduction to basic mycology, and even cultivation tips. This book is best in class, hands down.
Nothing less than a masterpiece. Based on Dr. Hobbs’s distinguished career as a world-renowned scholar and clinician, a comprehensive review of the scientific literature, his own research studies, and a lifelong passion for mushrooms, this authoritative resource on medicinal mushrooms will be widely used by medical professionals and anyone seeking to enhance their physical and mental health. The book will be of particular interest to psychiatrists and other mental health care providers who recommend non-pharmacologic treatments for enhancing emotional well-being and for treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders.
Christopher Hobbs is one of the leading herbalists in the world and among his many achievements is his recognition as one of the leading experts on the use of medicinal mushrooms.
Christopher Hobbs’s Medicinal Mushrooms: The Essential Guide
by Christopher Hobbs
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