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|The most common method for preparing and using the agaricus blazei
murill mushroom is to make a hot water "tea" extraction. The mushrooms
come dehydrated in the package.
There are many different opinions on how much mushroom to use, how long
to boil the tea, etc.. Please ask a health care practitioner if you are
unsure what concentrations you would like to make. Please make sure to
use a non aluminum pot or teapot to make the tea.
Here are the steps:
- place about 5 grams of mushroom in 1 liter of cold
water. let the mushrooms soak in the 1 liter of water until they are
re-hydrated. when the mushrooms are dry and you start to boil the water,
they will just float on top and will not extract as quickly.
- bring the mixture to a boil. once it starts to boil, reduce
the flame and let simmer at low flame for about 20 to 30 minutes until
the mixture has been reduced about 1/4 or when you have about 750ml of
- let the mixture cool. it is ready to drink. you can drink
the tea warm or cold whichever is preferred. 750ml is enough for 3 cups
which should be taken throughout the day. 1 cup in the morning, 1 cup in
the afternoon and 1 cup in the evening.
- please remember that any unused tea should be refrigerated and used within 48hours.
Now, there is varying opinion as to the amount of mushroom
to use when making the preparation. Some researchers have said that it
should be a concentration of 10 grams per 1 liter of water, others have
said that it should be even higher at 25 grams per 1 liter. It is really
up to the person taking the tea. You can start by taking 5 grams per 1
liter and then gradually increase the concentration if needed. Using a
very high concentration of mushroom per water gets quite costly and
expensive. It is better to start with a smaller concentration and then
gradually increase the dosage.
There is a lot of information available on the internet.
remember that any information that you read online should be from a
reliable source such as the NIH/NCBI web site which is a government
sponsored website. On the NIH/NCBI website, you can browse various
databases related to current research on many health topics. Their web
adress is: http://ncbi.nih.gov/