Mushrooms for Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi
There is a burgeoning interest in natural medicines in the United States. Among these natural health powerhouses are mushrooms, and here mycologist Greg Marley introduces ten species found in New England-and elsewhere, too, in many cases. Marley describes where to find and how to prepare these fungi and lists their health-supporting benefits. On a comforting note, Marley says there are no poisonous look-alikes for any of these beneficial fungi!
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This is an absolutely GREAT intro to mushrooms if you life in New England. I have read a couple of reviews that were disappointed that a)There aren’t more species included and/or b)The book was based in New England. Mushrooms for Health only covers easy to ID shrooms with few or no poisonous look a-likes. This makes it an incredibly useful source for New Englanders, a great place to start. It is not an encyclopedia with a little blurb about each mushroom. There is a wealth of knowledge about a select few plants (similar to Sam Thayer's The Forager's Harvest about plants). Many people are looking for and are accustomed to Peterson's Guide style books.