Agaricus tea is the beverage resulting from brewing the dried Agaricus mushrooms. Cultivated for culinary purposes, this tea has healing properties which enable it to be an important ingredient in the pharmaceutical industries.
About Agaricus Tea
Agaricus is a species of mushroom, growing locally in Asia, Europe and South America. It is also known as the “mushroom of life” or “God’s mushroom” and is appreciated for its health properties.
The Agaricus mushroom is bulbous at the base, its flesh has a nut-like taste while its scent is akin to almonds. It is regularly added to salads, stir fries, pastas, sauces, soups, pies and breakfasts.
Agaricus Tea is obtained by brewing the above mentioned mushroom.
Brewing Agaricus Tea
When brewing Agaricus Tea, it is recommended to use a non aluminum pot or teapot.
750ml is enough for 3 cups taken throughout the day: 1 cup in the morning, 1 cup in the afternoon and 1 cup in the evening.
- place about 5 grams of mushrooms in 1 liter of cold water
- let the mushrooms soak in 1 liter of water until they are re-hydrated
- when the mushrooms are dry and you start to boil the water, they will just float on top and will not extract as quickly
- bring the mixture to a boil
- once it starts to boil, reduce the flame and let it simmer at low flame for about 20 to 30 minutes until the mixture has been reduced about 1/4 or when you have about 750ml of liquid left
- let the mixture cool
Agaricus Tea could be served cold or hot.
Agaricus Tea benefits
Agaricus Tea is a great source of nutrition, providing a full range of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and proteins, important for human health.
It has been acknowledged that Agaricus tea may reduce the risk of tumors and cancer due to the antioxidant action which enhance the immune system. Agaricus tea is part of the anti-cancer treatment regimen in both Brazil and Japan.
This tea is successfully used as a helping tool in:
- lowering the diabetes risk
- lowering the risk of cardiovascular ailments
- mitigating stomach ulcers and ulcerative colitis
- fighting against osteoporosis
- reducing digestive ailments
- fighting against diseases affecting the bloodstream
Agaricus tea is believed to help in reducing radiation damage.
Agaricus Tea side effects
Agaricus tea is considered safe, non-toxic and well tolerated by the majority of the population. Further studies should be conducted in order to establish if Agaricus tea can actually cause liver damage when taken in clinical doses.
Agaricus tea is an important immune enhancer and energy booster. It provides the needed help in weight management and could be successfully included in diets through tasty salads or sauces.