AHPA’s 40th anniversary celebrations continue with our showcase of the fifteenth of many beloved herbs at the heart of our robust industry and vibrant community.
No. 15: Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor)
Called Yun zhi, the cloud fungus, due to its beautiful cloud-like form, this mushroom has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for millennia. Today, it is noted for its ability to help us meet health challenges both ancient and new by potentiating our immune system.
Nammex testing has demonstrated that this mushroom contains the highest level of the important beta-glucans of all functional mushrooms. In addition, turkey tail pure mycelium, produced in liquid culture and concentrated into a powerful extract has resulted in novel protein-bound beta-glucan products called PSP and PSK.
Turkey tail mushrooms grow on trees and are traditionally wildcrafted, a practice that is neither ecologically sound nor beneficial quality wise. Nammex has pioneered cultivation of turkey tail and today is the only large-scale grower in the world. We are pleased to be able to supply high quality, and consistent cultivated mushrooms and proud to be members of an organization with the dedication and drive of AHPA.
Share the Love
Do you want to celebrate an herb you love with AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love campaign for AHPA’s 40th anniversary? Contact Amber Bennett to learn more about sponsoring your favorite herb!
More Ways to Celebrate
In addition to AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love, there are more fun and exciting ways to get involved with AHPA’s 40th anniversary celebration.
- Share your photos from the 80s! Pay homage to the 1980s (the decade AHPA was founded) by submitting photos of yourself and/or friends and colleagues in the herbal industry. The photos will be shared in the AHPA Report and on social media for members and followers to guess who is in the photo!
- Author a 40th anniversary letter or guest article for the AHPA Report! Share a favorite memory or lesson learned, comment on a historical or present issue, or address AHPA members and friends of the herbal and natural products industry with your own 40th anniversary message in the monthly AHPA Report.
- Join us for the 40th anniversary Founders Series fireside chats! Gather (virtually) with fellow AHPA founders and friends for a pre-recorded fireside chat to discuss topics celebrating AHPA history, achievements, and what sets us apart in the herbal community. Videos will be available to watch on-demand and shared in AHPA Updates, the AHPA Report, and on social media.
Click here to download more information on all the ways you can join us to celebrate 40 years of AHPA, and contact Melissa Do with any questions and to get started.