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Medicinal Mushroom Dual Extract: Homestyle How To

Updated: Aug 18, 2022

Below, you will find a simple step-by-step guide to the homestyle medicinal mushroom dual extract process. Please understand that this is a simplified version and that our products do not use the homestyle medicinal mushroom dual extract process.

To learn about our current extraction processes, read our article Medicinal Mushroom Extractions: Our Process, dive into the details of why we use a Soxhlet in Soxhlet Extractor: Why We Do What We Do, and check out our methods with our simplified How to Use a Soxhlet Extractor guide.


  1. Grow or purchase USA-grown medicinal mushrooms, preferably from your local mushroom farm

  2. Dehydrate mushrooms until cracker dry (typically about 48 hours for medicinal mushrooms Lion’s Mane and 24 hours for polypores like Turkey Tail and Reishi)

  3. Pulverize your dried mushroom into a powder or ¼-inch chunks

  4. Place your medicinal mushroom powder into a stock pot or crockpot, cover with water, and simmer for 2 to 12 hours

  5. Strain the medicinal mushroom powder from the water, then press the medicinal mushroom powder to drain out any residual water, collecting all the water in a glass jar or other glass container

  6. Label this glass container with liquid “Aqueous Extract” then store for later use by freezing

  7. Place medicinal mushroom powder into a glass container (e.g. mason jars) and pour 95% ethanol alcohol (e.g. Everclear) over the powder until it’s completely submerged

  8. Label and then let sit for 4-8 weeks, shaking daily

  9. Strain the medicinal mushroom powder from the jar, collecting the alcohol solvent in a glass jar or container

  10. Press the powder to drain any residual alcohol solvent and collect this remaining alcohol solvent. Measure then label “Alcohol Extract”

  11. Let Aqueous Extract thaw at room temperature

  12. Combine Alcohol Extract with Aqueous Extract so the final product is ~30% alcohol by volume

  13. Label and enjoy! This is your shelf stable medicinal mushroom dual extract

When done correctly, this medicinal mushroom dual extract will contain the polysaccharides, triterpenes and fatty acids found in medicinal mushrooms.

DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational and educational purposes only. Mindfull Mycology assumes no risk or liability for any actions or ingestion of products related to the information in this article or elsewhere on
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