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hemlock varnish shelf--are they medicinal?
    #3623068 - 01/13/05 01:38 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Greetings from the U.P.
A friend of mine gave me a few of these (hemlock varnish shelf) and had them misidentified as reishi mushrooms. They look like a very close relative and I'm wondering if they have the same medicinal value. Advice or info would be much appreciated!


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Re: hemlock varnish shelf--are they medicinal? [Re: crowclaw]
    #3624331 - 01/13/05 06:53 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Wrong area of the forum.


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Re: hemlock varnish shelf--are they medicinal? [Re: California]
    #3624535 - 01/13/05 07:38 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

There are some reports of Ganoderma tsugae possessing medicinal value similar to G. lucidum. I have no personal knowledge of the medicinal qualities of either species.


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Re: hemlock varnish shelf--are they medicinal? [Re: crowclaw]
    #3624815 - 01/13/05 08:49 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

A quick Google search shows a bunch of sites indicating that it is often used similarly to Ganoderma lucidum. There is also research being done to determine specific medical effects.

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