Mushrooms have been recognized as a food and medicine for long time. Especially in Asian medicine, mushroom has been used as a tonic for more than 3000 years. Nowadays, the scientists are finding the compounds in mushrooms that can stimulate the function of the immune system and can inhibit tumor growth, contribution the possible usage on mushrooms in cancer treatment.
There are further possibilities in mushrooms….such as using as an energy source, cleaning the soil etc. The pioneer of this research is Paul Stamets and you can see him in this video:” 6 ways mushrooms can save the world” from TED, 2008.
The new article of Paul Stamets wrote in response to Fukushima nuclear power station crisis was that he believe that mushrooms can be very useful in cleaning the soil by planting the specific species that reported to absorb radioactive Cesium 137, and re-bulising the foundation of natural forest ecosystem. (Click to: Read full article of Paul Stamets)
Just like our health, the best of what we can do is the prevention, so that the crisis does not happen, but when it actually occur, it seems that when we look into the natural ecosystem, where the perfect harmony exists, then we find the answer…