Turkey Tail mushroom (Trametes versicolor) is one of the most widely studied and important medicinal mushrooms in the world. In Asia, Turkey Tail mushrooms have been used for thousands of years as a medicinal tea to promote excellent health, longevity and overall well being.
Turkey Tail mushroom is packed with antioxidants such as flavonoids and phenols which may help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. Turkey Tail extract contains prebiotic compounds that may help balance healthy gut bacteria, support digestion and fortify the immune system. Turkey Tail is regularly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and may support women’s breast health, increase energy, enhance liver function and support the lungs, heart and spleen. True to its name, the beautiful multi-coloured fruiting bodies of Turkey Tail mushroom resembles the diverse colour arrangement of a wild turkey’s tail. Its fan-shaped fruiting bodies grow in overlapping clusters on dead hardwood trees, stumps and branches.
Turkey Tail mushroom extracts are packed with immune boosting triterpenes and polysaccharides, including the well-studied protein-bound PSK (polysaccharide krestin), PSP (polysaccharide peptide) and beta-glucans (1,3 and 1,4). These active compounds in Turkey Tail mushroom may help elevate the immune response and work to regulate and support overall immune system health.