Red Banded Polypore
Fomitopsis pinicola

Polysaccharides have been found in the fruiting body of Red Banded Polypore , which have an immunostimulating effect and are able to suppress the development of neoplasms. Positive results have been obtained for sarcoma 180 (tested in the laboratory on mice), uterine cancer, liver cancer. The antibacterial effect of terpenoids and steroids can be observed on E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus cereus. The anti-inflammatory effect is provided by the inhibited enzyme COX-1 and COX-2.

Traditional medicine

In Japanese folk medicine, the mushroom is used as an anti-cancer agent, and a tonic drink similar to tea is made from it. In other countries, Asia and North America, mushroom decoctions and infusions are used to treat fever, jaundice, diarrhea, dysentery and prevent increased urine output, as a laxative and anti-inflammatory agent, as a means to cleanse the stomach.


Collect young and healthy fruiting bodies. It is preferable to dry in the sun, but if there is no such possibility, you can dry in the oven at a temperature not exceeding 50C. Red Banded Polypore is harvested in the warm period of the year from spring to autumn.

It is used instead of crushed, daily tea, as a tonic, as a preventive agent against cancer and for the treatment of diseases of the digestive system.