There is a lot of different species of mushrooms and spores considered medicinal. We just highlight this section with the ones that are considered the most medicinal and has captured the attention of the scientific community for research purposes.
Many gourmet mushrooms are medicinal as well but we can’t put them all in this section. Pretty much every mushroom spores we feature on mushrooms.com has some sort of medicinal value. Some medicinal mushrooms like maitake (grifola frondosa) are being used in diabetes, HIV and cancer research. Agaricus Bisporus, the common white button mushroom in markets, as well as shiitake (lentinula edodes) is being studied to fight the spread of breast cancer cells. Panaeolus Cyanescesns are known to heal migraines. Lion's Mane, hericium erinaceus, is a strong nerve growth stimulator and is being used to treat senility and Alzheimers disease as well as other illnesses.
Reishi (ganoderma lucidum), mushrooms and their spores, have been studied for decades to fight all types of cancer cells. And Reishi mushrooms, have been used for about two thousand years in Chinese culture as a medicinal mushroom for various ailments. Cordyceps fungi are used by professional athletes to increase oxygen to the blood. As well this fungi will truly increase your sex drive. It's not just the mushrooms that are medicinal, in many species the mycelium is being used in research more then the actual mushrooms. For example Cordyceps, the ingredients in capsules are made from the mycelium grown on rice as opposed the actual mushrooms. Mycelium is far easier to produce then then the acutal mushrooms.
We hope you enjoy your time learning about fungi. If you would like to learn more about medicinal mushrooms we recommend a good book to start with is Paul Stamets Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms.