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Medicinal Mushrooms: An Overview of Historical and Modern Knowledge

Sorensen -2019-229x 300National University of Health Sciences Associate Professor Lorinda Sorensen, ND, will be exploring the use of medicinal mushrooms in a presentation for the Illinois Mycological Association, 7:30 p.m., March 4, at the Niles Historical Society, 8970 Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois.

Attendees will learn about Reishi, Maitake, Shiitake, Turkey-tail, Cordyceps, Chaga, and Lion's Mane, including ethnomycology and traditional Asian use. Dr. Sorensen will discuss their nutritional value, as well as mushroom compounds that have been studied and used in research, and compare that information with forms available for consumption today.

For registration information, see the Illinois Mycological Association website.

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