We now offer fresh Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) in limited quantities. They have been stubborn to grow, so supplies may be limited. One tray is about 80g.
Turkey tail is something that grows all over NZ – if you know her to look. They are also very distinctive are so easy to identify. Try looking in older children’s play areas, or older parks where deciduous hardwoods like oak trees had been planted but are now a rotting stump that’s in a damp position in the shade That’s a perfect habitat.,
On receiving, we recommend drying these on a windowsill, in the sun, for a few days. When it’s dry use a coffee grinder to create a fine powder. Use a teaspoon in a small pot/teapot and simmer for a few minutes, then leave it to draw. You should be able to reuse this “brew” several times until you notice the flavor diminish. By the way, it has a lovely mushroom flavour, so it’s a little more like a mushroom broth than a tea.
We grow our Turkey Tail in very controlled conditions, starting in our Laboratory Cleanroom, through to environmentally controlled grow rooms. At all stages, we replicate nature to ensure that our process is as natural as possible, to ensure you’re getting a high-quality product. This includes using organic wood as a substrate.
This is a traditional Chinese medicine so manly used as a health supplement.We have had a lot of people asking us for Turkey Tail, but sadly this is often from people suffering from cancer. These are often people who have knowledge of Turkey Tail’s effectiveness in several clinical trials. Here are some links to more information.
- Here’s some information from the National Cancer Institute (USA) https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/mushrooms-pdq
- Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Trametes versicolor in Women with Breast Cancer https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3369477/
- FDA Approves Bastyr Turkey Tail Trial for Cancer Patients https://bastyr.edu/news/general-news/2012/11/fda-approves-bastyr-turkey-tail-trial-cancer-patients