Turkey Tail or Kawaratake (Trametes versicolor), is a very extensively researched medicinal mushroom. This common polypore mushroom found throughout the world is a colorfully rich flower-shaped mushroom that has many large scale clinical trials showing positive results in a variety of cancers, oesophageal, lung, breast and colorectal to name a few. Some of the polysaccharide-protein complexes in Turkey Tail have been shown to boost immune cell production and mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In a few in vitro experiments, one of the polysaccharide-protein complexes known as PSK was found to show anti-HIV activity. It has also been shown clinically to reduce the frequency of Herpes outbreaks, shown promising leads in treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and demonstrated hepatoprotective activity. If you want some support for your immune system and feel you might just be allergic to cancer, don't be a turkey! Get some Kawaratake today!