Turkey tail

(Coriolus versicolor)

Other names: Trametes versicolor, Polyporus versicolor, Yun Zhi, Kawaratake, Many-coloured Polypore, Carie de la Tige du Framboisier, Tramète Versicolore, Schmetterlingsporling, Schmetterlingstramete, Caries del Tallo de árboles Frondizos, Yesquero de Varios Colores, Šarena Tvrdokoška

Turkey tail lives on tree trunks and can be found around the world. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine. Its name comes from the variety of colors that can be found on its cap — from red, yellow and green to blue, black, brown and white.

Turkey tail contains a wide range of phenol and flavonoid antioxidants. Its polysaccharides peptide (PSP) and krestin (PSK) are used as medicine in China and Japan. So far, 13 types of Turkey tail-based drugs and one health product are authorized in China.

Turkey tail may be beneficial for cancer, hepatitis, hyperlipidemia, chronic bronchitis, muscle strength, fatigue, ulcers, diarrhea, chemotherapy, radiation, Alzheimer’s disease, and to boost the immune system.

Compliance: novel food not registered, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

Please check your local regulation.

These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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