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Prototaxite Land Fungi | Published on August 15th, 2016 | by David Marshall
Nature

"Fungus 8 meters high"; Fungi 420 million years ago

Fossil evidence also suggests that some prehistoric fungi, such as Prototaxites, which lived about 420 million years ago, could have reached a height of up to 8 meters. Before the plants... Eight-meter-high mushrooms ruled the planet. These creatures were called prototaxites. The first findings were made by botanist John William Dawson in 1859. Then he found prototaxis

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Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) | An Ayurvedic herb with neuroprotective properties, may regenerate neurons and promote healthy cognitive function
Mushrooms

Herbs and medicinal mushrooms for energy, concentration and motivation

It's always tempting to go for the classic stimulants like coffee, sugar and chocolate. Although they may provide short-term relief, the long-term effects can be somewhat harmful and make us feel more exhausted and stressed. Fortunately, there are some top herbs you can try that will not only target stress, but will also improve memory and overall cognition. Here are our top 5 plants

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Reishi mushrooms
Mushrooms

A medicinal mushroom that promotes neural and cognitive health

Lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a medicinal and culinary mushroom considered a delicacy in East Asian cuisine. And it has a long history of use as a medicine. Bioactive compounds such as corallocins, erinacines and hericenones have all been extracted from the mycelium and fruit bodies of the fungus. and have been found to promote the expression of neurotrophic factors associated with nerve cell proliferation including NGF, GDNF, and pro-BDNF.

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Reishi mushrooms grown in a controlled manner in the laboratory | The fungus exhibits neuroprotective properties (protects nerve cells in the brain).
Adaptogens

Reishi Mushroom: Boosting the Body Against Stress

Cultures in China, Japan, and elsewhere in Asia have used the reishi mushroom (Latin name Ganoderma lucidum) for thousands of years as a means of improving health and longevity. There are over 2,000 known species of reishi mushrooms, and they all thrive in the dark, moist forests, where they feed on aged trees.

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Study: Microdosing Psychedelic Mushrooms May Improve Mood

A large study recently published in Scientific Reports shows that microdosing psilocybin resulted in greater improvements in mental health and mood than in those who did not use the microdose. According to a new study, microdosing psilocybin mushrooms may offer mental health benefits. Here are some highlights to emphasize: – Micro dosing refers to the practice of regular use in small amounts

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Terence McKenna

Psilocybin and the Sands of Time; The teleological object at the end of human history

When Terence McKenna first encountered magic mushrooms, the trajectory of his life changed drastically. He realizes that he has come up with something amazing and went and delved into psilocybin and described his experiences. Here is Terence McKenna's interview "Psilocybin and the Sands of Time", a lecture that will fill you with fascinating and thought-provoking information. About consciousness and everything that touches on the life of the individual, on the hidden side of nature and man. Frank [surname]

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technology

Will mushrooms replace building materials in the future? Futuristic architecture

Will mushrooms be a basic raw material in the field of future architecture? From creating building materials to being able to filter water, mushrooms can offer a more sustainable future to drab metropolises around the world. Traditional building methods and materials have already exhausted themselves, and it is time to move on to something different, natural, that will be preserved over time, sustainable, cheaper and safer. This is where mushrooms come in. Their mycelium is found

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Environmental

The Negev Desert was chosen as one of 10 locations in the world that will undergo underground mapping of fungal mycelium

The initiative, launched by an organization called the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN.earth), will focus on vast underground networks of fungal mycelium. Those that interact/symbiosis with the roots of about 90 percent of plants.  The Negev Desert in Israel was chosen as one of 10 locations in the world, where mushrooms, among the invisible heroes of nature, are supposed to undergo mapping for the first time in the world

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Adaptogens

Cordyceps: a powerhouse in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Cordyceps mushrooms have a lot of value, partly because of the mysticism that surrounds the fungus. Also known as "Winter Worm Summer Grass" in Chinese. The traditional Chinese medicine system respects the fungus for its ability to "stimulate the lungs and nourish the kidney" in their language. In winter, we need external reinforcement. Such a kind of sociable assistance from some fungus or medicinal plant. Although our body is a machine

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Reishi mushrooms
Mushrooms

 Interesting facts about reishi mushroom; Superfood & Adaptogen

The medicinal value of reishi mushrooms has long been recognized by many cultures, especially in Asia, for thousands of years. And even to this day, modern scientists continuously discover their fascinating healing properties. When an adaptogenic superfood is called the "mushroom queen" or "divine mushroom," you can rest assured that it's something special. Reishi mushrooms are known for their potential to increase energy while calming stress and encouraging

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Mushrooms

Will the future be built from mushrooms?

In 1864, Jules Verne published a science fiction novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth, imagining researchers walking under a forest of mushrooms 30 feet high "crowded together with round roofs forming a city." But it was not until 2007 that it was proven that such forests really existed. For more than a century, fossils resembling giant tree trunks were kept in the museum storeroom. Sabro

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Mushrooms

The first mushrooms appeared even earlier than previously thought

According to a new study led by Steve Bonneville of Université libre de Bruxelles, the first fungi evolved on Earth 715-810 million years ago, 300 million years earlier than previously believed. The results published in Science Advances also suggest that fungi could have been important partners for the first plants to settle on the surface

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A first-of-its-kind nasal spray containing the active ingredient in Magic Mushrooms for the treatment of PTSD and depression

PTSD and depression are two diseases under investigation for psilocybin. Magic Mushroom nasal spray has been designed to facilitate the consumption of extremely low controlled doses, the so-called "microdosing" for people suffering from PTSD or depression. Silo Wellness, an Oregon, USA-based company has developed a magic mushroom nasal spray in Jamaica – where psilocybin is legal – for a controlled, measured dose known as microdosing. Spray

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Mushrooms

The mushrooms among us: 4 amazing ways mushrooms affect the world

Who knew there were so many amazing uses for mushrooms? From creating innovative leather and plastic alternatives to eco-friendly clothing, more and more products are now made from simple mushrooms. Mysilium (or mycelium) – the network of roots that grows beneath fungi – is often used, and manufacturers produce a variety of amazing, and sometimes beautifully engineered, products. Mysilium has the added advantage that it is completely compostable after completion

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An app from Denmark will identify the type of fungus; Eating or toxic, but still not relying solely on it

Ask a qualified mushroom specialist if the mushrooms are edible before you even touch them. If you are interested in taking a walk in the forest to look for mushrooms, whether it is to take pictures, just to see them or to collect them at the dinner table (not allowed without a mushroom expert). And since you're not sure which ones you can touch, you can use the app to learn about them.

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Commercial mushroom cultivation in a controlled environment
news

The mushroom market is gaining momentum; Yield Growth Corp Completes Preliminary Development of Mushroom Coffee Formula

Yield Growth Corp. has completed initial development of mushroom coffee formula and will launch a new line of mushroom-added coffee blends through its subsidiary Flourish Mushroom Labs Inc. The Yield Growth development team is working to produce additional products to add to the company's base catalog with edible mushroom formulas. Through its subsidiary, Flourish Mushroom Labs, it intends to introduce

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Environmental

Scientists believe they have found an ally in the fight against plastic pollution – fungi

A report published by Kew Gardens in London says a fungus has been found that can break down plastic "weeks rather than years". Experts say that the fungus, known as Aspergillus tubingensis, found in Pakistan, is capable of breaking down plastics such as polyurethane and polyester. The report, which included 100 scientists from 18 countries, found that 2,189 new species of fungi were found during 2017. While it is estimated that between 2.2

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