Birch Polypore

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Deborah
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Birch Polypore

Post by Deborah » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:51 pm

Hello. Came across someone today who uses Birch polypore powdered in food as an oestrogen inhibitor and also as an anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer. Has anyone any corrobatory or otherwise comments. Curious, but not tempted!

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Re: Birch Polypore

Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:18 pm

Hello Deborah
See: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5380686/ but just taking it in powdered form seems very hit-and-miss. How much / little should one take? Is the content of the potentially valuable metabolites evenly spread across the whole population of the fungus? etc. etc.
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Re: Birch Polypore

Post by Deborah » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:54 pm

Thank you. I knew Birch Polypore as Razor strop fungus and also as a fire starting tinder. Came across it by chance, saw someone online who was talking about powdering it up and adding to food... Not something I would think of doing. And I still don’t think I would - even with the health benefits!

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