Turkey Tail mushroom, probably meaning Coriolus versicolor, is also known as Trametes versicolor. This mushroom has long been used in various cultural medicinal traditions, especially in Asia.
In traditional Chinese traditional medicine (TCM), Coriolus versicolor, known as Yun Zhi, is highly valued for its properties, especially for immune system modulation and as an aid in the treatment of cancer. It is said to have sweet and slightly warm properties that act on the liver and spleen meridians. This mushroom is used in a variety of forms, including decoctions, powders, and capsules, and is often combined with other herbs. It is often used to improve liver and respiratory health.
Although there is promising research, many health claims are based on traditional use and preliminary research:
Buttercup contains polysaccharides such as polysaccharide K (PSK) and polysaccharide peptide (PSP), which are thought to improve immune system function.
Anti-cancer properties: Some studies have shown that compounds in buttercup may have anti-cancer effects, particularly by improving the effectiveness of chemotherapy and reducing its side effects.
Antioxidant effects: It contains antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress and can promote overall health.
Buttercup is thought to have a positive effect on gut health due to its prebiotic properties, which promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
Generally considered safe for consumption in food or as a dietary supplement, but high doses or long-term use may cause indigestion, darkening of nails and, in rare cases, liver problems.
Be careful if you take medication.
It is often used in the form of capsules, powder or tea.
Used in various traditional medical practices, most often as an immune system booster or to support cancer treatment.
There is no standard dose; depending on the purpose of use, they can be from 1 to 9 g per day.
NOTES. The information provided here should not be considered a recommendation for treatment or other health matters. We encourage you to make personal health decisions based on your personal knowledge and consideration of various sources of information.