How To Make A Medicinal Mushroom Extract

How To Make Medicinal Mushroom Extract For Breast CancerModern research has confirmed the healing power within medicinal mushrooms is so extraordinary, it truly is magical. Taking a supplemental mushroom formula is an important aspect to maintaining good health. Whether you are currently in cancer treatment, or are simply interested in prevention, medicinal mushrooms can offer tremendous benefits.

Are you ready to start working with medicinal mushrooms in your home? Making a double extraction is actually very similar to making a tincture with plant material. The process is simple, and this easy step-by-step guide from Mountain Rose Herbs will help you create a mushroom double extraction of your own.

Double Extraction Method for Medicinal Mushrooms



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  1. Make an alcohol extract by filling a mason jar halfway full of dried mushrooms. Fill jar with the alcohol, making sure that it completely covers the mushrooms, but leave about a ½ inch of space at the top of the jar. Let it sit for a month. Shake daily.
  2. After a month, strain mushroom-infused alcohol into another mason jar and set aside.
  3. Next, make a water extract by bringing a half gallon of water to a simmer in a stock pot. Add the mushrooms from the alcohol extract to the simmering water.
  4. Simmer the mushrooms for about 2 hours, until the water has reduced to approximately 8-16 ounces. Make sure to keep an eye on the water level, as you don’t want it to completely evaporate. You may need to add water to the stock pot throughout the process.
  5. Let it cool. Strain and compost the mushrooms, reserving the mushroom-infused water.
  6. Combine the water extract with the alcohol extract.
  7. The final product is your mushroom double extract! The alcohol percentage should be somewhere between 25-35%, making it shelf-stable.

More Mushroom Recipes:
Red Reishi and Turkey Tail mushroom extracts (Featured Image)

DISCLAIMER: Please consult your physician before using any medicinal mushroom products for health purposes.

Medicinal Mushroom Soup Recipe With Anit-Cancer Properties

Maitake Shiitake Mushroom Soup Recipe For A Breast Cancer DietThis recipe includes cancer fighting, immune boosting mushrooms, specifically Maitake and Shiitake mushrooms. It is easy to include nutritious and delicious mushrooms into your diet so you can benefit from their extraordinary properties. Whether you are fighting cancer, trying to prevent cancer or simply looking for delicious ways to stay healthy, you will enjoy this soup recipe. Always use organic ingredients when possible.


  • 4 ounces maitake (hen of the woods) mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 pound assorted fresh mushrooms, (White Button, Creminis, Portabello)  mixed with at least 6 ounces shiitakes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (oil substitutions HERE)
  • 2 large shallots, chopped
  • 1 small leek, chopped
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 medium Red Creamer potato, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable stock (Salt Free HERE)
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • Pink Himalayan Salt (optional)

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  1. Drain the shiitake mushrooms and reserve the liquid. Chop all the mushrooms. Heat oil over medium flame in a soup pot.
  2. Add mushrooms to pot along with shallot, leek, onion, celery, carrot, and potato. Increase heat to medium high, and cook vegetables, stirring often, until they begin to soften, about ten minutes.
  3. Add soaking liquid from mushrooms, stock, tamari, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Add thyme and rosemary, and puree with vertical hand blender until smooth.
  5. Season to taste and simmer an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Serves 4-6

A healthy diet is only one of several factors that can affect the immune system; exercise and stress management are just as important in improving your overall health and well being.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at if you have questions.

Recipe adapted from Whole Foods and featured photo from Huffington Post.

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