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Health Benefits and Uses of
Turkey Tail Mushroom

Support for Inflammation Management


What is Turkey Tail?

Organic-TurkeyTailsTurkey Tail, scientifically known as Trametes versicolour or Coriolus versicolour, is a common polypore mushroom found throughout the world. Versicolor means 'of several colors', and this is an apt description for this fungus, whose shape and colors have been compared to those of a wild turkey.

In China, where it has been used for thousands of years, this fungus is known as "Yun zhi", or the "cloud mushroom". Its Japanese name is "Kawaratake", or "mushroom by the river". The Ming dynasty edition of the Materia Medica (1500s CE) describes it as "beneficial to one's spirit and vital energy”. It was this fungus’ popularity as a folk remedy that first caught the attention of modern researchers.


  • Generally supports long term health
  • Contains anti-aging properties
  • Helps the immune system resist infections and seasonal ailments
  • Supports organ health and respiratory function

Uses of Turkey Tail

In traditional herbalism, Turkey Tail is consumed with hot water as a tea. It is known to boost vitality and energy, ward off cancer and support the spirit. Traditional uses also include invigorating the spleen, eliminating dampness and treating coughs and dyspnea. It is a powerful superfood, which is often used in teas, blended drinks, soups or food sprinkles.

Support immunity


Turkey Tail’s strong immune boosting effects can help to resist seasonal ailments and support the healthy function of the lungs and other organs.

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Inflammation management


In many studies, Turkey Tail has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, and immunomodulatory properties.

Signs You May Need Turkey Tail

Turkey Tail has many valuable and beneficial properties, but is particularly valuable if you have a weakened immune system or simply want to avoid seasonal ailments and respiratory problems.

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Other Medicinal Mushrooms That May Be of Interest

Cordyceps: A medicinal mushroom used in traditional Chinese medicine for over two thousand years. Cordyceps supports a number of health issues and is a powerful antioxidant.

Reishi: Reishi mushrooms have been used extensively in Asia as the “mushroom of immortality”. Reishi is known to promote longevity, resist aging, and boost energy.

Chaga: A parasitic fungus that supports healthy breathing, modulating imbalances in the immune system and helping to manage inflammatory conditions in the lungs.