Turkey tail mushroom

Last Updated: September 28 2022

Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor) is a mushroom that is a source of a polysaccharide, known as polysaccharide K, that is established as a cancer adjunct therapy for the immune system.

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What else is Turkey tail mushroom known as?
Note that Turkey tail mushroom is also known as:
  • Turkey Tail Mushroom
  • Coriolus Versicolor
  • Polyporus Versicolor
  • Trametes Versicolor
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