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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Potent Partners: Mushroom Nutrition and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Mushroom Nutrition and Medicine, East and West Don’t underestimate the lowly mushroom! There’s far more to mushroom nutrition than you may think. Even the common button mushrooms at the grocery store are packed with valuable nutrients. Wild and specially mushrooms are prized for culinary use across traditional cultures East and West – porcini, morels, chanterelles, truffles, maitake, shiitake, oysters and

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An image of a typical oyster mushroom found in the Portland area.
Food & Recipes

The Mighty Oyster Mushroom in Portland’s Forests: Culinary, Medicinal, Cleansing

Portland’s Local Chinese Herbal Medicinal Mushroom: the Oyster Mushroom There’s a mighty mushroom that Chinese herbal medicine has used from ancient times, growing right here in Portland. Most people associate Spring in Portland with blooming azaleas and rhododendrons. This fantastic forest native gets overlooked – the oyster mushroom! On your next forest hike, take a closer look at dead logs and

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