By Martin Powell. Written by a biochemist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this beautifully illustrated and fully referenced book covers 17 of the most common medicinal mushrooms, focusing on their therapeutic application and cross referencing them according to clinical conditions. Based on the latest research, the book is divided into four parts: introduction to medicinal mushrooms and mushroom products; individual monographs on the therapeutic potential of the major medicinal mushrooms; discussion of the use of medicinal mushrooms in cancer treatment; and survey of the clinical application of medicinal mushrooms for other clinical conditions. In addition, there is a quick reference section with brief summaries of individual mushrooms’ main therapeutic application(s) and active constituents, and of the mushroom(s) commonly used for specific conditions with preferred dosage formats, as well as an appendix on the energetics of mushrooms in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for those practitioners trained in this approach. 128 pages, softcover.