Originally posted by sonhouse
This fungus was even known to the ancient Greeks for its medicinal value.
the link mentions:
"...Stamets has been working with the University of Illinois to more closely study the medicinal benefits of the fungi, starting shortly after 9/11. He and the team there found that administration of agarikon showed anti-tubular activity when testing against the tuberculosis bacteria, reaffirming ancient beliefs. They also reaffirmed that eating the fungi can reduce inflammation and that it can be used to help combat both bacterial and viral
Are they implying here by "help combat" that this fungus works against BOTH bacteria and viruses!? If so, now I think that could a rarity! Bear in mind that virtually all known antibiotics, including all that have come from fungi, are totally useless against viruses.
Did they test it on rats? people? or only cell cultures in the laboratory? I hope this fungus works but I would like to know how scientifically reliable this claim is as I fear it sounds just a little bit too good to be true.