Diamond Willow / Northern / Wikmasigan FUNGUS (Haploporous odoratus)
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ALSO KNOWN AS: Diamond Willow Fungus, Northern fungus, wikmasigan fungus
PLANT FAMILY: Polyporaceae.
PART(S) USED: Fungus
OVERVIEW: Diamond Willow (Northern / Wikmasigan) Fungus (Haploporous odoratus), also known as Aniseed Polypore, is found above 51 degrees latitude in Canada and Europe. If you've ever sat in in the wet heat of a pitch black Sweat Lodge, you know there is no mistaking this very special medicine when it is fed to the Grandfathers.
TRADITIONAL USES: Traditionally, this sacred mushroom was used to treat migraines, coughs, diarrhea, and dysentery, and to stop bleeding, as well as a protective and meditative aid during ceremony. It has been carved into beads for necklaces, and has also been found sewn onto on sacred war robes for its general protective powers.
PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: No known side-effects or contraindications.
WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.