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Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal Mushrooms

Discover the Power of Medicinal Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a fairly recent addition to the western herbalist’s clinical toolkit, even though their traditional use spans millennia. These remarkable fungi are packed with bioactive compounds that support various aspects of health, from immunity to mental clarity. Our medicinal mushroom tincture range has been designed to optimise the potency of the finished product according to our clinical needs so that we can fully incorporate them into our herbal practice and help our patients on their healing journey. 

Organic, High Quality, Potent and Convenient

The quality of commercial preparations varies enormously in both price and efficacy. At one end of the market there are premium products, generally organic and locally produced, and at the other dried powders from China where the provenance is hard to establish and where adulteration may be common. At Urban Fringe we sit somewhere in the middle because we do not have the resources to grow our own mushrooms, and our whole philosophy is to provide medicines that we are comfortable with using in our clinical practice, that our patients can afford, making them accessible to a much bigger demographic. The fact is that the people who would probably benefit the most from medicinal mushroom products are the least likely to be able to afford them, given the state of the market.

We have achieved this by making our own tinctures, sourcing organic, high quality powdered mushrooms from highly reputable suppliers to traditional Chinese medicine practitioners.

We have arrived at the point where we are satisfied both with our supply chain and with the methods we use to produce tinctures. We are satisfied that the final product is a valuable addition to our dispensary, and are using mushrooms more and more in our clinical practice.

Tincture Extraction Process

We use organic powdered mushrooms to create our 1:4 mushroom tinctures. Our process is a double extraction process, and this guarantees that all the active compounds in the mushroom are efficiently extracted into our medicine. Quality and process are important to us, and we make all our medicines at the dispensary in small batches to ensure high quality and potency.

The cell walls of funghi are formed of polysaccharide chains such as beta glucans. It is these compounds which are responsible for many of the immunological functions of medicinal mushrooms and they are extracted through hot water extraction.

We begin with a long slow decoction process at a constant 60°C (which is important, as any hotter than this will destroy some of the vital active compounds), and then use the liquid from this process to add to more mushroom powder, and then use our standard tincture process.

beta glucan molecule

Beta Glucan molecule

The Magnificent Seven

  • Lions Mane Tincture (Hericeum erinaceus)

    Lions Mane (Hericium Erinaceus)

    • Improves cognitive function
    • Increases feelings of wellbeing and reduces feelings of anxiety, depression and insomnia
    • Improves nerve cell repair after nerve damage
    • Improves memory and concentration
    • Stimulates the production of NGF (nerve growth factor)

  • Cordyceps Tincture (Cordyceps militaris)

    Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)

    • Increases energy, stamina and endurance; often used by athletes to increase performance
    • Increases sexual energy and libido
    • Stimulates phagocytocic and macrophage actions
    • Can be effective in treating tinnitus
    • Helpful with post-viral recovery

  • Reishi Mushroom Tincture (Ganoderma lucidum)

    Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)

    • Immune support and improves the functioning and regulation of the whole immune system
    • Poor resistance to airborne and respiratory infections
    • Anti-bacterial against staphylococcus and streptococcus
    • Reduces inflammation without interfering in the healing response
    • Helps with chronic insomnia

  • Turkey Tail Tincture (Trametes versicolor)

    Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

    • Stimulates production of interferon (substances released in the body to tackle viruses and infections)
    • Boosts production of white blood cells and antibodies
    • Has been shown to support patients in cancer therapy and recovery due to its immune supporting properties
    • Aids in supporting the body to fight infection

  • Chaga Tincture (Inonotus obliquus)

    Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)

    • An effective support for the immune system in fighting infections
    • Can help regulate blood glucose levels and improve insulin resistance
    • Has been shown to treat psoriasis after 9-12 weeks of treatment
    • Acts as a potent antiviral and is effective a variety of viral infections
    • Aids in treating gastrointestinal microbial infections

  • Maitake Tincture (Grifola frondosa)

    Maitake (Grifola frondosa)

    • Effective in helping patients with PCOS with insulin resistance
    • Aids in balancing blood sugar levels with patients with diabetes
    • Immunomodulating properties to support overall immunity in fighting infection
    • Helps to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels
    • Supports the immune system in patients with chronic fatigue

  • Shiitake Mushroom Tincture (Lentinula edodes)

    Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)

    • Reduces cholesterol, can be useful in patients with intolerance to statins
    • Reduces bronchial inflammation
    • Exhibits antimicrobial actions, including against strains of staphylococccus aureus and candida
    • Can be effective in combating gum disease
    • Has been used for centuries to treat the common cold and flu

Online Products

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Cordyceps Tincture
Cordyceps militaris
Cordyceps Tincture
1:4   25%
100ml   £15.00
Reishi Mushroom Tincture
Ganoderma lucidum
Reishi Mushroom Tincture
1:4   25%
100ml   £15.00
Maitake Tincture
Grifola frondosa
Maitake Tincture
1:4   25%
100ml   £15.00
Lions Mane Tincture
Hericeum erinaceus
Lions Mane Tincture
1:4   25%
100ml   £15.00
Chaga Tincture
Inonotus obliquus
Chaga Tincture
1:4   25%
100ml   £15.00
Shiitake Mushroom Tincture
Lentinula edodes
Shiitake Mushroom Tincture
1:4   25%
100ml   £15.00
Turkey Tail Tincture
Trametes versicolor
Turkey Tail Tincture
1:4   25%
100ml   £15.00