Found in the old growth forests off the coast of America and in Europe, Agarikon
may be the oldest mushroom in the world. It is described as the "elixir of long life"
by the Greek physician Dioscorides in Materia Medica, the first known herbal
medical manual dating back to 65 A.D. Indigenous people used it to fight various
ailments including coughing illnesses, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, bleeding, and
infections. It is now being researched for its potential in fighting tuberculosis, swine
flu, bird flu and herpes.
Laricifomes officinalis is a perennial polypore that emits spores from it's underside
each summer. It is a wood decaying mushroom that causes brown-rot and can
grow to be very large beehive shaped conks. The mushroom is yellowish when
young but soon becomes white with red and grey coloration as it ages. American
mycologist Paul Stamets' research has found that it's actually the cultures rather
than the mature fruiting bodies that are the most potent. Agarikon can be cultivated
on supplemented saw dust. Although Agarikon (Laricifomes officinalis) has a bitter
taste, it is sought after for its medicinal properties and is a wonderful culture to
have in your collection.
Out-Grow is proud to present a full line of edible and medicinal mushroom cultures.
Economically priced so that everyone can enjoy the wonderful hobby and benefits
of mushroom cultivation. Our cultures are made by experts and are 100% clean
The liquid culture syringes are between 10 and 12cc and are ready to inject to your
substrate of choice such as sterilized rye berries.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or
prevent any disease.