Turkey Tail Mushrooms

4년 전

Trametes versicolor
Is a common polypore mushroom found throughout the world. Because its shape and multiple colors are similar to those of a wild turkey. Trametes versicolor is commonly called turkey tail. These pictures of turkey tail Mushrooms are from our woodlot on our farm where they grow wild.


It’s been used as early as the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty in China for its health benefits, particularly in boosting the immune system and is used for longevity and health.

You can make your very own turkey tail tea. Recommended that you consume one to two eight-ounce glasses per day to receive the immune-boosting power.

1 cup chopped turkey tail mushroom
5 cups purified water
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
local honey to taste
and maybe a drop of lemon essential oil
Bring the water and chopped turkey tail mushrooms to a boil, then simmer for an hour.
Strain the mixture. Add a ½ teaspoon of fresh ground turmeric and the honey and stir.

Never consume any mushroom if you cannot identify it 100%. And it’s always best to check with your doctor prior to using any new food for medicinal purposes.

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Had my firs cup of turkey tail tea a little over a month ago. I'll have to try your recipe.😁

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That's a new one for me to look for here. So far we've found Chanterelles, Chicken of the woods, reishi, and giant puffballs. (I didn't really enjoy the giant puffballs. They just turned spongy and gross when we cooked them.)