The Health Benefits of the Agaricus Mushroom

“I am… a mushroom; On whom, the dew of heaven drops now and then.” –  John Ford

For a healthy immune system

Agaricus_campestris Agaricus helps your immune system to be more intelligent and effective.  Ideally you want your immune system to be powerful but controlled, so just blindly boosting your immune system, as many Western herbs do, isn’t always helpful.

Agaricus is a bi-directional immune modulator and educator, which means it works intelligently.  If your immune system is over-stimulated (as happens in auto-immune disorders for example) the immune system attacks everything in sight including the body’s own tissues, using up massive energy resources in the process.  In this case, agaricus will calm it down and retrain it so that the response to invaders becomes more selective and efficient.

On the other hand, if your immune system is low, agaricus will give it the support it needs to raise its game and start to deal with genuine threats appropriately.

Agaricus tastes good and is high in polysaccharides, which are the healthy essential sugars that can be hard to get in conventional foods.

It is traditionally known as ‘God’s mushroom’ because of its near-miraculous benefits for a wide range of disorders, not just those relating to the immune system. It is a tonic herb from Brazil, a medicinal mushroom also known as a tree mushroom or a noble mushroom.  Many of the other noble mushrooms (including chaga, reishi, maitake and cordyceps) are available at Lion Heart Herbs.


Taste; sweet, bitter
Treasures; shen, chi
Organs; spleen, heart
Temperature; warm

Elwin Robinson

Elwin Robinson is the Founder of Lion Heart Herbs, Europe's #1 Educator on the Taoist approach to Health, and #1 Supplier of High Quality and Affordable Taoist Tonic Herbs to the World.

Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.

Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.

Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.
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