puffball mushrooms



Fruit bodies of puffballs are oval or spherical in shape, fresh are white. Fungi feed on decomposed organic matter. Develop from May to November after the rains. Ripe fruiting bodies inside form dusty gray-green spores resembling snuff.

Widely distributed in meadows, fields, pastures, coniferous and deciduous forests.

Fruiting bodies contain leucine, tyrosine, ergosterol, lipoids and all kinds of enzymes.

In folk medicine, immature raincoats in the form of infusion, decoction are taken as an external agent that has a hemostatic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect. Spores are used in homeopathy. The immature fruiting bodies are edible.

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