Fungi Journal - Bitch Polypore

Birch polypore, or Fomitopsis betulina, is a fungus that is found almost exclusively on birch trees. The fruiting body has been used in folk medicine for a long time, for example as an antimicrobial or antiparasitic treatment for wounds. It has also been found to help with the treatment of rectal cancer and stomach diseases. Another use of this fungi has been in tea, as tea from this mushroom has many helpful properties, such as immune-enhancing and soothing ones. As a result of the known properties of the fungi, researchers speculate that it will be beneficial if used in modern-day cancer treatments, as it may be a source of anticancer agents.

Posted by apollo_goderich apollo_goderich, October 14, 2021 01:34

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Birch Polypore (Fomitopsis betulina)

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apollo_goderich

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October 7, 2021 03:42 PM EDT

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