Title: The Fungal Pharmacy: The Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms & LIchens of North America Author: Robert Rogers, RH (AHG)
PreOwned Like New | Softbound | 8 x 1.2 x 10 inches | 608 pages 1st Edition November 2011 Published by North Atlantic Books ISBN 978-1556439537
This engaging book could easily be the most comprehensive and organized resource book on the medicinal value of mushrooms and lichens available. It is a substantial book, printed on tactically pleasing semi-gloss pages and includes a plethora of beautiful photographs.
Herbalist Robert Rogers introduces readers to more than 300 species of medicinal mushrooms and lichens found in North America. Rogers explains how these fungi have the capacity to heal both the body and, through the process of myco-remediation, the planet itself. Throughout the book, he documents their success in optimizing the immune system and treating a wide range of acute and chronic diseases.
Entries discuss the mushroom or lichen’s medicinal traits and properties, including active chemical components, preparation methods (including extracts, essences, and essential oils), and historical as well as modern-day usage. Two hundred full-color photos and thorough descriptions make identification easy for the reader. Rogers also delves into the cultural, religious, and literary significance of each mushroom, featuring fascinating tidbits about each one’s etymology and history.