Laricifomes officinalis (Agarikon Mushroom)

Supports healthy aging; healthy immune and inflammation response; and respiratory, heart, and brain health.

Laricifomes officinalis, also known as Agarikon Mushroom, is the king of the forest. Found in the Pacific Northwest of America and Siberia, this medicinal plant is considered sacred by many native cultures for its legendary healing properties. The Greek physician Dioscorides described Agarikon as “elixirium ad longam vitam” (“the elixir of long life”) in Materia Medica, which is the earliest western herbal medical manual listing remedies for fighting diseases.

One gram of Laricifomes per serving.

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Laricifomes officinalis – Agarikon Mushroom – 20:1 concentrate

Laricifomes officinalis – Agarikon Mushroom is a wood decay fungus that grows to resemble a very large beehive. It grows like a fruit hanging from the places where branches connect to trunks on old tall trees.

Laricifomes officinalis – Agarikon Mushroom Benefits

Agarikon extract shows evidence of a broad-spectrum antibacterial and antiviral activity. A recent article in Mycology states that Agarikon mushroom is “recognised as medicinal for millennia all over its distribution range, particularly against pulmonary diseases. … {Its use has} been documented on Alps, Central and Eastern Europe, Urals, Siberia and North America, where it sometimes acquired mythic and ritual significance. Far beyond the folk superstition, bioactive molecules have been recently isolated from this fungus and proved to show remarkable antimicrobial effect.”

Laricifomes officinalis – The Elixir of Long Life

Agarikon mushroom is a strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent, and it has demonstrated antiviral properties. Inflammation helps to protect the body against different harmful stimuli, such as infection, chemical exposure, tissue damage, trauma, and bacteria exposure. However, excessive inflammation may harm tissues and organisms and has been associated with the development and onset of such inflammation-related diseases as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, atherosclerosis, and cancer.

Agarikon is active against viruses and bacteria, suggesting that it may provide a natural bioshield against potential infection and disease transmission.  

Laricifomes officinalis - Agarikon Mushroom extract may:

Serving Suggestion

Instructions: Add 1/4 teaspoon of extract to 8oz of near boiling water, a cup of juice, or an immune support smoothie. Mix until dissolved. Drink 1-2 servings a day.

One serving per gram (e.g., 20 grams = 20 servings, 50 grams = 50 servings, and 100 grams = 100 servings).

Additional information

The information herein is intended for educational purposes only. This information should not substitute for seeking responsible, professional medical care. The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency. Not intended to be used for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or curing of any medical condition. Consult with your healthcare provider before using any herbal supplement.

The word “Agarikon” comes from the name of an ancient Scythian people (ancient tribes of nomadic warriors who originally lived in what is now southern Siberia). The mushroom was so important to these people that they took it as a totem and named themselves after the fungus.

Greek physician Dioscorides described Agarikon as “elixirium ad longam vitam” (“the elixir of long life”) in 65 A.D. in Materia Medica. His encyclopedia of diseases, medicines, and plant-based remedies was possibly the first herbal medical manual. In ancient Greece, Agarikon was used to treat respiratory illnesses, night sweats, and consumption — later known as tuberculosis.

Early Europeans and Central Asians traditionally used this species for treatment of many ailments and infectious diseases, including coughing illnesses, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, bleeding, and infected wounds.

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The complexity of its photochemistry helps explain the diversity of its benefits. Major constituents include Eburicoic acid, Sulfurenic acid, fomefficinic acid A-E, fomefficinic acid F-G, versisponic acid, Dehydroeburicoic acid, dehydrosulfurenic acid, 3-Ketodehydrosulfurenic acid, Fomefficinol A-B, Fomefficinol A-C, Obtusifoldienol, Eburicodiol, Eburical, agaric acid, Laricinolic acid, Officinalic acid, Fomitopsin A, Fomitopsin C, Fomitopsin F, G, H, Fomitopsin D Ethyl ester, and Demalonyl fomitopsin H.

You should consult your physician before using any herbal supplant, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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