Oyster Mushroom Products
One of the most highly prized fungi for mushroom foragers is now available at Indigo Herbs. The fantastic Oyster Mushroom is one of the most interesting, super nutritious and tasty fungi on the planet. We have here a 100% pure premium quality Oyster Mushroom Powder at Indigo Herbs which fits nicely with our other prized mushroom powders. The benefits of Oyster Mushroom Powder can utilized by adding this ingredient into smoothies, water, fruit juice or mixing it with food.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has known about the benefits of Oyster Mushrooms for more than a 1,000 years using it as a beneficial food source and tonic for the kidneys, joints and to strengthen the Yang element. Until recently the western world has enjoyed Oyster Mushrooms for their delicious taste without the knowledge of their far reaching health benefits. Interestingly, Oyster Mushrooms mycelium has also been studied for its ability to break down harmful waste such as plastics and oil. Several experiments have shown that the Oyster mushroom releases an enzyme that can transform contaminated earth and bring back a natural state of biodiversity.
Oyster Mushrooms are very easy to cultivate and this is partly due to the fact that it is not affected by parasitic nematodes. Nematodes are very small worm-like creatures that feast on plant and fungal matter. The mycelium of the Pleurotus ostreatus species actually feeds on nematodes by invading the worm and using it as a source of nitrogen. In this way the humble Oyster Mushroom can be seen as a carnivorous fungi that has great value for those looking to control nematodes without the use of pesticides.
This fungi can be found all over the Northern Hemisphere growing on dead or dying deciduous hardwood trees and conifers. Oyster Mushrooms have the interesting feature to their growth in that they don’t have much of a stalk. The gills start almost from the wood and grow up into a large flat cap. The mushroom grows in clumps and can be quite striking in appearance. There are several colours which can range from pinks and yellows while in the wild the white/cream and dark grey colours are more prevalent.