Fungi play vitally important and
often unspoken roles in modern medicine and evidence of our use of
these organisms to promote health and fight disease can be found
throughout the history of human civilisation.
From antibiotics to immune modulators, tumour inhibitors to styptics,
a vast range of treatments both old and new have been discovered and
continue to be some of our most valuable medicines.
This 2-day workshop will introduce the historical and current
medicinal uses of a range of different species of fungi through taught
sessions coupled with practical sessions to gain key skills in preparing
your own treatments.
This course will include the following elements:
Fungal morphology and biology (in nutshell)
Mushroom cultivation (in nutshell)
Brief history of Mycotherapy
Active compounds in Fungi
Introduction to key medicinal species of fungi
Herbal medicine applications
Insights into modern medical applications
Making tinctures and powder capsules
Use of medicinal fungi in teas
Therapeutic food recipes
Fungi first aid
The tutor for this course will be Attila Fodi, he is a Hungarian
Field Mycologist specialising in medicinal mushrooms. He is a member of
both the British and Hungarian Mycological Societies and has authored or
co-authored two mycotherapy related books and several published
articles. He has also translated portions of the Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM) classics into Hungarian. He has been teaching mycology
and mycotherapy 7 years.