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Red Belted Conk some call it Tiaga

Medicinal properties of the Red Belted Conk is better than Reishi according to some experts.It grows on the side of trees usually ones that are dying.

Tiaga is a bracket fungus, native to the mountains of temperate North and South America. It is closely related to the Reishi of Japan. It is a mushroom first discovered by the Native American Indians. It is a hard, woody mushroom that grows on trees in higher elevations in Washington, Colorado, Utah and surrounding states. Latin name is Fomitopsis pinicola.

It is claimed to have the highest source of the polysaccharide 1,3-D Beta-glucan. This long chain carbohydrate cleaves to certain receptor sites on the surface of white blood cells known as macrophages and neutrophils. They, in turn, carry the beta-glucans to all points throughout the body via the lymph system and pass them off to other, unaffected white blood cells. The result is a body-wide cascade of immune enhancement that has a dramatic impact upon every organ, disease, and system of the body.

As in all our reports we evaluate claims of natural herbs then look for scientific studies to verify the often ridiculous claims by those who market the various products. There are many natural health minded commercial marketers making claims that this mushroom is the greatest cure since Adam. Is it true or false? See for yourself, review our reports below and decide. Since valid research reports seldom name the Tiaga mushroom by its name I have had to look at its properties then find reports relating to its properties such as the polysaccharide 1,3-D Beta-glucan

1. "Tiaga is an Indian word meaning “shelf mushroom.” In North America, it is the species of hard, woody fungus that grows predominantly on conifer (cone-bearing) trees. It is not listed as edible but is not toxic in any way. In fact, when ground up and used as a tea, it has the following properties:" (1)

2. "Tiaga, in and of itself, does not cure anyone or anything, any more than a doctor “cures” a broken leg. However, the natural components in the mushroom appear to have antioxidant, antitumoral and antimutagen qualities" (2) (these in turn reverse oxidative stress which which means the body is able to fight diseases and maintain good health.)




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