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Christopher Hobb's Medicinal Mushrooms
by Christopher Hobb


 
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New York, NY: Random House (2020)

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Herbalist and mushroom expert Christopher Hobbs introduces the mushroom varieties most widely used for medicinal purposes, exploring their powerful health benefits, the science behind their effectiveness, and how to make mushroom medicine at home.

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.

Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc, is the author of Christopher Hobbs's Medicinal Mushrooms: The Essential Guide. He is an internationally renowned mycologist, herbal clinician, licensed acupuncturist, botanist, and research scientist with over 40 years of experience in herbal medicine. The author of more than 20 books, he lectures on herbal medicine worldwide. Hobbs has taught at universities and medical schools such as Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, Bastyr University, UC Berkeley, and the National School of Naturopathic Medicine. He lives in the Sierra foothills of California.

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