Patent issued for dermal application of Turkey Tail extract

A US patent was recently awarded to Michael Bishop et al for the method by which Coriolus versicolor  extract is used to create a topical application that reduces and/or inhibits skin inflammation.  The application could be formulated in the future as a toner, face cream, shampoo, eye cream or serum that could be applied directly to the skin.

For many, ingesting anti-inflammatory drugs can lead to irritation in the gastrointestinal tract and possibly bleeding.  Finding a dermal application could alleviate these issues giving patients a less invasive alternative.

Coriolus versicolor, commonly known as Turkey Tail, can be found  growing in the wild on dead hardwoods in most parts of the world.  The mycelium and fruiting body of this mushroom have been studied at great lengths since it has a multitude of health benefits including anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.  It is also used to treat dermal wounds, can stimulate the immune system, has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, is an anti-oxidant and is used in the treatment of diabetes.

Terrafunga carries a certified  organic turkey tail supplement that offers many of these beneficial health benefits.

US Patent awarded to Bishop et al

Source: United States Patent, Bishop, et al, Paul Stamets, Mycomedicinals, 2002

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