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    Turkey Tail has a long and esteemed history in traditional Chinese medicine and it is also one of the most medically researched mushrooms in the world. A compound isolated from the mushroom is used to boost the immune system in conjunction with regular cancer treatment. In particular, the mushroom has shown great promise in the treatment of breast and lung cancer. The mushroom is also edible although it is rather chewy and does not have much flavor. Also displays various shades of an ocean.
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    Brilliant. Thank you for showing us that the ocean leaves us magical reminders on land, and like corals, fungus the burgeons from dirt carries chemical secrets with curative properties that can serve humanity through the pharmaceutical innovation. It never ceases to me how much we rely on nature, yet how we take it for granted. It's like we miss the point. And you have captured it both in your picture and your caption.

    Asher Jay
    National Geographic Explorer and Creative Conservationist
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    Date Taken: Dec 21, 2011
    Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2013
    Location: Sherpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
    Camera: NIKON COOLPIX L24
    Focal Length: 6.72 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec
    Aperture: f/3.1
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Ajay Jawade
    Categories: Nature, Places, Abstract
    Assignments: Ocean Encounters, Primary Colors, Undiscovered