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Agarikon Lotion

Agarikon Lotion

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$32.55
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Agarikon
Air, Breathe, Support

Bio-available skincare, natural oils, plant-based cream
no colours, no scents, no-nonsense

 

Directions
Apply to sinuses as needed ~ clears congestion and relieves allergy symptoms.  
Apply to chest and back ~ for lung support to relieve a bad cough and recover quickly

Description
Agarikon, an ancient mushroom exclusively found in old-growth forests choosing only coniferous trees, often a Douglas fir.  Located deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Once widespread in woodlands worldwide, Agarikon is now nearly extinct in Europe and Asia.   

It is thought to have helped North American Native peoples in warding off viral diseases, such as smallpox, introduced by European settlers1. Modern ethnobotanical evidence suggests the mushroom may have played a role in the survival of pre-modern humans against infectious disease2.

Agarikon’s traditional use as an antimicrobial has been supported by modern research. The mushroom tested active against a host of bacterial pathogens, including Candida albicans, salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, B. subtilis, and Agrobacterium tumefaciens3. Studied for its immune-enhancing properties, agarikon increased both innate and specific immunity in murine studies4. Anti-viral and anti-tumor activity has also been confirmed in agarikon and related ancient polypore mushroom species5,6

Ingredients
water, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, wax, 
Agarikon extract, glycerin, organic preservative

1 Stamets, Paul, and C. Dusty Wu Yao. Mycomedicinals: An informational treatise on mushrooms. MycoMedia, 2002. 21.
2 Stamets, Paul, and C. Dusty Wu Yao. Mycomedicinals: An informational treatise on mushrooms. MycoMedia, 2002. 22.
3 Coletto, M. A. B., and B. Striano. Antibiotic activity in Basidiomycetes. XIII. Antibiotic activity of mycelia and cultural filtrates. Allionia 37 (2000): 253-255.
Wuliya, Palida, and B. A. I. Li. The immune-potentiating effect of Fomes officinalis polysaccharides [J]. Journal of Xinjiang Medical University 6 (2003): 022.
5 Stamets, Paul E. Antipox properties of Fomitopsis officinalis (Vill.: Fr.) Bond. et Singer (Agarikon) from the Pacific Northwest of North America. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 7.3 (2005).
6 Mizuno, Takashi, et al. Antitumor-active substances from mushrooms. Food Reviews International 11.1 (1995): 23-61.
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Statements regarding topical application have not been evaluated by the DHC and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.

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