Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus)
Piptoporus betulinus is a polypore mushroom and is known as the birch polypore as it mainly grows on birch trees. It can be found in colder climates such as in North America and Northern European countries. A mummy that was discovered in the Alps in 1991, thought to be more than 5000 years old, showed evidence that it had been buried together with this mushroom. It is known to be an ancient fungus and was used as tinder since its embers can hold a flame for a long time. Also having medicinal benefits, it was used to get rid of parasitic worms by acting as a laxative. These days, it is being researched as a potent medicinal mushroom for it hosts a series of compounds that help fight numerous ailments.*
- Boost the immune system*
The life span of the Birch polypore is usually beyond twelve months. The caps of this mushroom range in color from white to brown. The surface of it’s pores also range between white to a greyish brown. Although it is not harmful to eat, the mushroom is quite bitter and is usually taken in tinctures or teas.
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*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.