Almost 2000 years ago in China, a book called ‘The Divine Husbandman’s Classic of Materia Medica’ detailed the benefits of turkey tail mushrooms as a medicine for treating disease. In Mandarin, it is known as ‘Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing’, and it contains a collection of all the medicinal herbs and plants physicians used to heal people from various conditions.
‘The Mushroom of immortality’- that’s what the people of China called reishi mushrooms over 2000 years ago.
Its documented use as a medicine is dated back as far as 220AD in China. This was found in a book called ‘Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing’, and it was one of the first pharmacology books in China to describe the collection of medicines used to treat disease. (keyword didn’t properly fit here, but its better the content makes sense then to stuff it in)
Around June of 2021, Ashwagandha saw a massive spike in googled search results like never before. This led to a massive rise in sales and a newfound love by some celebrities. The benefits of Ashwagandha have been praised as far back as 6000BC, as it was used medicinally in an ancient Indian system of medicine called Ayurveda.
Navigating health and supplements can be a minefield -so much conflicting information. So I thought I would give you a quick overview of the topic of superfoods vs supplements. Superfoods and supplements are worlds apart-literally. We ( Forest Superfoods) only do wholefoods-superfoods. Supplements can be either natural or synthetic. Natural: these can be derived from […]
In this age of intense virtual interaction, I feel bombarded by information from all directions. There is so much divisiveness in our society at the moment. So many people trying to make their opinion yours. So many different companies trying to sell you things. So much going on. It makes me dizzy thinking about it. […]