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Shiitake: The Healing Mushroom Paperback – Nov. 1 1994

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"Now that shiitake mushrooms have become readily available in the Western world as well as in the Orient where they originated, this is a timely treatise on the health benefits of this 'pharmafoodical.'Shiitake: The Healing Mushroom is loaded with specific and detailed information on a multitude of topics ranging from nutrition and cultivation to folk medicine and the Oriental medical perspective.", Beverly Rubik, Ph.D., Alternative Therapies

"This book is small, yet it is packed with shiitake facts. Jones explains in clear, yet concise language how this mushroom lowers cholesterol, prevents heart disease, improves immunity and fights viral infections and cancer. All of the information is backed by pages of references, making it a valuable resource.", The American Herb Association

"The book was thoroughly researched and well documented. I find this to be the best book on this subject.", Making Scents

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HEALTH The shiitake mushroom is one of the most highly prized foods in Oriental cuisine, lending its rich, caramel-like flavor to seasonings, sauces, soups, and even carbonated drinks and candies. Yet few aficionados of this gourmet delicacy are aware of its high nutritional value or of its uses in traditional Chinese medicine and in the modern search for botanical remedies. Traditionally classified as a food that activates the blood, shiitake has been used as a folk treatment for colds, measles, and bronchial inflammations. More recent studies have indicated its usefulness in lowering blood cholesterol levels and preventing heart disease. Another exciting area of research suggests that shiitake is valuable in bolstering the immune system to increase the body's ability to ward off cancerous tumors, viral infections, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Shiitake: The Healing Mushroom takes the reader on a lively tour of the healing properties of one of the world's most delicious foods. KENNETH JONES is the author of Pau d'Arco: Immune Power from the Rain Forest and Reishi: Ancient Herb for Modern Times.

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