THE BEST MUSHROOMS FOR HEALTH For centuries the therapeutic properties of Medicinal Mushrooms have remained ignored to European medicine. On the contrary, in Traditional Chinese Medicine they have always been considered as a prime component in many herbal preparations used for most human ailments. In the last fifty years some of those mushrooms were selected and subject to modern standard clinical essays and pharmaceutical testing. As a result several active components where identified and evaluated that demonstrated in both murine and human trials its effectiveness against many pathological agents such as bacteria and viruses. But the most important finding was their ability to both enhance and regulate the immune system, a feature that can be successfully applied to all type of infectious diseases as well as to autoimmune disorders.