Native Medicinal And Vitality Mushrooms



Gerit Fischer

Mankau Verlag

Language of origin

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158 pages
Softcover with gatefolds
Full-colour print

20 mushrooms for cooking and medicinal use

The shadowy realm of mushrooms is fascinating and full of secrets. On the one hand, they are one of the foods people have used for thousands of years; on the other hand, they are more closely related to humans and animals than to plants. Due to their special life cycle and their unique survival strategies, they have always been regarded as special remedies.

Both traditional medicine and medical research have only recently rediscovered the knowledge about the healing power of the mushrooms that grow in our native forests, meadows and gardens. Interested amateurs and experienced mushroom hunters alike can now experience popular and lesser known species of edible mushrooms in a completely new way.

This compact guide is intended for mushroom identification but also contains mushroom recipes and provides information on mushrooms as remedies. It covers the entire process of using local mushrooms: from finding and collecting them to their specific properties and preparation, up to specific disease prevention and traditional medicinal treatment of numerous ailments.

  • from oyster mushroom to tinder fungus detailed descriptions of 20 native mushroom species
  • numerous recipes and instructions for processing mushrooms to make oils, ointments, teas, tinctures
  • useful advice on how to collect mushrooms safely, valuable information on their ingredients and practical recommendations for their use

Gerit Fischer

Gerit Fischer is a nutritional scientist and mycomolecular expert. She works as a consultant, author and free- lance journalist, focusing on sustainable nutrition and climate. For more than ten years, she has been specializing in foods you can pick yourself and has been continuing her education on the subject of medicinal mushrooms. She lives in Gablitz in the Austrian Wienerwald region where she offers lectures and excursions. In her own blog and in various magazines, she writes about nutrition and environmental topics.
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