Honoring the Wild Wisdom of Mushrooms
At Forest Folk, they believe that nature possesses an innate intelligence that is both ancient and healing. As our ancestors, mushrooms are infused with this wisdom and can impart their capacity to bring harmony to our lives. Just as the mycelial web connects and sustains entire ecosystems, so too can these beings support our interconnected equilibrium. Conscious Craft + Connection All of their offerings are made in cooperation with foraged or organically grown mushrooms and plants. They wildcraft with deep respect for our fungal friends in the foothills of southern Appalachia. Ethical foraging practices are central to their work, and they value the health of ecosystems over profit. Medicine Making with Skill + Integrity + always triple-extracted for full spectrum potency + always and only made with fruiting bodies (never mycelium on grain) + made with mushrooms and herbs cultivated on our organically managed homestead or responsibly sourced and wildcrafted + made with non-gmo spirits and wild spring water + many larger companies use plastic in their processes; we always and only use glass, never plastic. Elixirs are 2 oz / 60 mL
Mushroom Immunity –
A classic blend! This formula contains nine highly revered mushroom allies traditionally known to promote wellness of mind, body, and spirit. These beings have been extensively researched for their role in promoting emotional equilibrium, balancing immune function, bringing clarity of mind, and supporting the body's detoxification processes. Paired with yummy blueberries and cardamom. Educate your immunity!
Ingredients: Reishi (Ganoderma tsugae, G. lucidum), Artist's Conk (G. Applanatum), Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor), Chaga (Inonotus obliquus), Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus), Coral Tooth (H. coralloides), Shiitake (Lentinula edodes), Maitake (Grifola frondosa), organic blueberries, organic cardamom, raw honey, certified non-gmo, cane spirits, wild spring water
Crystal Clarity –
Lion’s mane mushroom, also called Mountain Priest, is an extraordinarily beautiful fungal ally native to North America, Europe, and Asia. Studies of lion's mane have shown that it can increase the production of nerve growth factor in the brain resulting in improved cognitive function, mental clarity, focus, and memory. Lion's mane's blessings travel the pathway of the vagus nerve, lighting up our gut-brain connection. Because so much of our neurobiology lives in our gut, when we strengthen our mucosal immunity our mood and emotional balance are restored. In this formula, we pair lion's mane with classic cerebral health herbs from Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western Herbalism traditions. Bless your noggin’!
Ingredients: responsibly wildcrafted Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus), organic Gotu Kola, organic Ginkgo, organic Lemon Balm, organic Rosemary, certified non-gmo cane spirits, wild spring water.
Equanimity Blend –
Let reishi mushroom, rose, and tulsi (also known as holy basil) assist you in returning to your center and deepening your daily mindfulness practice. All three of these herbal allies have a long history of being worked with in this sacred way and can help promote equanimity of body, mind, and spirit.
Ingredients: Responsibly wildcrafted Hemlock Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma tsugae), organic Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), organic Tulsi, organic Rose petals, raw honey, certified non-gmo cane spirits, wild spring water.
Elderberry Reishi –
Pairing elderberry and reishi mushroom with warmth-giving ginger and cinnamon, this tasty elixir may help prevent colds & flus.
Ingredients: Organic elderberries, responsibly wildcrafted Hemlock Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma tsugae), organic Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), organic fresh Ginger, organic Cinnamon, organic Lemon, raw honey, certified non-gmo cane spirits, wild spring water.
Allergy Formula –
Looking for support during allergy season? Mushrooms are some of our greatest allies when it comes to balancing the overactive immune responses that cause allergy symptoms. In particular, reishi mushroom has been studied for its role in mediating histamine response. This formula helps bring back immune balance while gently drying up excess water and mucus.
Ingredients: sustainably wildcrafted Hemlock Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma tsugae, organic Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), sustainably wildcrafted Goldenrod (Solidago sp.), organic stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), organic Elderflower (Sambucus nigra), raw honey, certified non-gmo cane spirits, wild spring water.
Chocolate Chaga –
Lean back on your toadstool and enjoy a drop or three of this delicious chocolate-infused medicinal mushroom elixir. With the heart opening and mood lifting qualities of cacao and the restorative support of chaga and reishi mushrooms, you'll be blissed out and praising this wondrous life in a matter of minutes. Let your joy sporulate!* Reishi mushroom offers us a subtle yet powerful opportunity to alter our consciousness. By shifting our nervous systems into a quieter rhythm, reishi invites us to notice aspects of the living world and of ourselves that may have gone unnoticed. Chaga mushroom contains extremely high levels of antioxidants (1300x higher than blueberries!) that protect our bodies from oxidative stress. Its high levels of melanin also feed our pineal glands and help regulate circadian rhythm. Chaga is currently being over-harvested in the wild. To protect this important medicine we must protect our mature forests and educate ourselves about responsible wildcrafting.
What does this mean at Forest Folk? 1. Forest Folk limits their annual chaga use and harvest to 5 lbs or less. If they sell out, we sell out. 2. When wildcrafting, Forest Folk always leaves behind at least 25% of a chaga conk to allow for regrowth. 3. Forest Folk makes medicine for you, then uses the "leftover" chaga grounds up to 10 times in our home kitchen for personal use. 4. There is no guarantee that Forest Folk will continue to formulate with chaga. They evaluate this decision every year. 5. Forest Folk places great value on our forests, working to protect them locally and supporting those acting on a more global scale.
Ingredients: Responsibly wildcrafted Chaga (Inonotus obliquus), responsibly wildcrafted Hemlock Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma tsugae), organic Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), organic Cacao, raw honey, certified non-gmo cane spirits, wild spring water.
Tangy, flavonoid-rich seabuckthorn berries, earthy turmeric, and juicy oranges paired with Cordyceps dual extract for a citrus-spiced daily dose.
Brightening, energizing, cellular support for deep breathing, spacious mind, and nutritious movement.
Ingredients: Organically cultivated Cordyceps militaris fruiting body, organic seabuckthorn berries, organic oranges, organic turmeric root, organic vegetable glycerin, certified non-gmo cane spirits, wild spring water.
Purple Mountain Priest –
Dark purple, antioxidant-rich mulberries, blueberries, and aronia berries paired with Lion's Mane mushroom dual extract for a sweet, juicy daily dose.
Lion’s mane mushroom, also called Mountain Priest, is an extraordinarily beautiful fungal ally native to North America, Europe, and Asia. Its bright-white delicate spines hang like a cascading waterfall on the trunks of trees.
In Chinese medicine, Lion's Mane has traditionally been considered a tonic for the stomach and digestive processes. Because so much of our neurobiology lives in our gut, when we strengthen our mucosal immunity our mood and emotional balance respond. Lion's mane's blessings travel the pathway of the vagus nerve, lighting up our gut-brain connection.
Considered a natural nootropic (cognition enhancer) as well, studies of this fungal friend have shown that it can increase the production of nerve growth factor in the brain resulting in improved cognitive function, mental clarity, focus, and memory. If your’e looking for a neural nutrient boost then bless your noggin’ with our dually extracted Lion’s Mane.
Ingredients: Organic or wildcrafted Hericium erinaceus fruiting body, organic mulberries, organic blueberries, organic aronia berries, organic vegetable glycerin, certified non-gmo cane spirits, wild spring water.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product does not intend to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. For those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or on any medications, please consult with a qualified health professional before beginning any new herbal products