by Christopher Hobbs
March 30, 2021
This new in 2021 book really is the essential guide for medicinals and we use it in our kitchen. It has recipes and techniques for simple, single and double extraction tinctures. Notably, the book includes excellent coverage of making powders and incorporating the mushroom body itself right into your diet. The photography is awesome and each of the top mushrooms get their own section in the book.
ISBN 9781635861679 | 1635861675
Trade Paperback | 272 pages
Herbalist and mushroom expert Christopher Hobbs introduces the mushroom varieties most widely used for medicinal purposes, exploring their powerful health benefits, the science behind their effectiveness, and how to make mushroom medicine at home.
Winner of the 2021 American Botanical Council James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award
Mushrooms have been used as medicine for thousands of years and their value in boosting immunity, improving memory, and even fighting cancer is being recognized and documented in scientific research.
Christopher Hobbs, a mycologist and herbalist at the forefront of contemporary research, profiles the most powerful medicinal mushrooms and explains the nutritional and medicinal compounds in each one. Detailed instructions cover how to select, store, and prepare each variety for use. Whether readers are growing or foraging their own mushrooms, or sourcing them from a local provider, this essential handbook will guide them in making health-boosting medicine.
Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc, is the author of Christopher Hobbs's Medicinal Mushrooms: The Essential Guide. He is an internationally renowned mycologist, herbal clinician, licensed acupuncturist, botanist, and research scientist with over 40 years of experience in herbal medicine. The author of more than 20 books, he lectures on herbal medicine worldwide. Hobbs has taught at universities and medical schools such as Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, Bastyr University, UC Berkeley, and the National School of Naturopathic Medicine. He lives in the Sierra foothills of California.
“Nothing less than a masterpiece. This is the authoritative resource on medicinal mushrooms for anyone seeking to enhance their physical and mental health.” — James Lake, MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry clinical assistant professor and author of The Integrative Mental Health Solution
“Many books claim to be ‘essential,’ but Christopher Hobbs’s Medicinal Mushrooms: The Essential Guide actually is. For those of us fascinated by fungi, this book is a glorious feast of full-color photos, detailed but understandable information on medicinal, edible, and visionary mushrooms, recipes, an introduction to basic mycology, and even cultivation tips. This book is best in class, hands down.” — David Winston, RH (AHG), DSc (hc)