Kambuca Mushrooms from Japan

Bruno Pretto & Paula Vopni bpretto at io.org
Tue Jun 11 05:09:58 EST 1996

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>Subject: Kambuca Mushrooms from Japan
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>Why are Kambuca mushrooms from Japan being used to treat AIDS?  

>What possible evidence has been collected so far?

>Davin C. Enigl, MS-MEAS
>Senior Microbiologist, Consultant

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>June 3, 1996
>5:30 pm

Kambuca (Kombucha) is a symbiotic yeast/bacteria organism not a mushroom (the 
Japanese know it as Kocha-kinoko. It is used to make a cider like beverage 
with unproven effects such as making your hair grow back.
The mushrooms that are used for immune system stimulation are Reishi 
(Ganoderma lucidum) or Maitake (Grifola frondosa). I highly recommend a book 
by Christopher Hobbs titled Medicinal Mushrooms, it is very detailed and 

  Bruno Pretto, Fun Guy Farm (Toronto CANADA) OCIA Certified Organic.
      Home page http://www.io.org/~bpretto
      NAMA Trustee for Toronto Mycological Society.
      Secretary Oak Forest Mushroom Association (outdoor shiitake growers).

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