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Autumn break foraging for Chaga and Reishi!

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Autumn is such a pretty time of year with the leaves turning to hues of golden yellow, orange and red. The days are shorter, and the long nights are cooling down. We’re digging out our beanies, gloves, scarves and warm fuzzy sweaters.

This year is an especially poignant time as we deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. It seems we must all surrender to another few months of uncertainty and alone time.

Trail walking has been a happy pass time for me and a place to reflect on recent events in the USA with a new President being elected in an exciting and unusual election.

At this time of year, I’m especially happy when I stumble across medicinal herbs and plants that are ending their cycle or beginning a new one. My newest products are Chaga and Reishi mushrooms that are free foraged in the forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

If you’re looking for a strong immune booster over the winter months that is full of antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins and minerals and is fiber rich, then this is for you. Reishi adds to these qualities as well as reducing stress, improving sleep and fighting infection. Both Chaga and Reishi mushrooms have been used in the treatment of cancer and respiratory disorders.

Simmer the mushrooms in water and use as a tea drink or as a soup base depending on what additional ingredients you use.

There are directions for both on the label. Buy your mushrooms on my product page:
https://melinasgarden.com/product/reishi-mushroom-1-2-lb-bag/
https://melinasgarden.com/product/chaga-mushroom-4oz-pouch/

Enjoy some photos of my recent travels to where these wonderful mushrooms are found!

 

2 thoughts on “Autumn break foraging for Chaga and Reishi!

  1. Alison says:

    Amazing food – Just read the very interesting medical article you linked to.
    Beautiful photos too x

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