This five-syllable word, apothecary, which entered English in the 14th century, derives from the Latin apothēca, “storehouse.” It became a title for the person who was skilled in preparing medicines. And is now used in application to a place that offers natural medicines.
Amira MudWood, the Mama of the Zing, is a Herbalist (now training for her Senior Traditional Herbalist certificate), Aromatherapist, Esthetician, Faery and Alchemist. In addition to a gardener, student of nature, and medicine woman.
Jo MudWood is a nature spirit, gardener, alchemist, fermenter, mushroom grower and forager, and lover of Herbs and natural medicine. Together, they hold the MamaZing Apothecary.
MamaZing Apothecary features all organic natural supplements and Herbal medicines. Including Mushrooms, beneficial botanicals, and medicinal foods. Find the MamaZing Apothecary at The Old Packhouse Market in Kerikeri and a smaller version of it at Kaitaia Market and all events where MamaZing attends.
Our mushroom extract powders are sourced directly from the grower.
100% Certified Organic extract powders, tested for impurities, and high quality.
We have them daily and stand by their wonderfulness.
MamaZing is working on growing a Mushroomery and hopes to have some of our own mushrooms available in 2020. Until then, contact directly for a list of Mushroom powders available. They will be in the online Apothecary in the coming months. Mushrooms can be used in foods and beverages.
Cordyceps, Oyster, Tremella, Agaricus Blazei, and Maitake descriptions coming soon.
This is our current Mushroom Potion List:
MamaZing Mushroom Potions:
Super Duper Potion:
Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, Chaga, Agaricus Blazei, Turkey Tail, Poria Cocos, Tremella, Oyster, Cordyceps, Ashwagandha, Maca, Hemp Protein
Be Well Immunity Potion: Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, Cordyceps, Chaga, Turkey Tail, Agaricus Blazei
Calm, Deep Sleep, and Focus Potion: Reishi, Lion’s Mane, Poria Cocos, Ashwagandha
Hearty Health Potion: Reishi, Cordyceps, Maitake, Oyster
Happy Gut Potion:
Turkey Tail, Reishi, Agaricus Blazei, Lion’s Mane, Slippery Elm, Marshmallow Root
EnergiZing Potion: Cordyceps, Chaga, Lion’s Mane, Turkey Tail. Kola Nut, Maca, Cacao
Inflammation Relief Potion:
Reishi, Chaga, Shiitake, Poria Cocos, Lion’s Mane, Agaricus Blazei, Tremella, Ashwagandha
Radiant Glow Potion: Tremella, Maitake, Reishi, Chaga
All mushroom powders and extracts are 100% Organically grown
Our mushrooms are blended here by us in specific combinations that we have created.
Welcome to the wonderful world of medicinal mushrooms!
Each mushroom has different properties for well being.
All mushrooms contain Polysaccharides.
Polysaccharides have shown to have immuno-stimulating and anti-tumor properties. Besides antitumor and immune enhancing effects of polysaccharides in mushrooms, research has also shown polysaccharides to have antibiotic and antiviral properties.
We are working on the Apothecary section of our website to bring more information on the health benefits of Mushrooms. Some are already listed on the site.
Dosage is personal. A good start is a 1/4 teaspoon per day. Increase to 1/4 teaspoon twice daily or a 1/2 teaspoon once a day after a couple of weeks. Or start with the higher dosage if you have chronic health issues or are warding off an illness. Increase if you feel to.
The whens and hows are also flexible. We start our day with a MamaZing Kombucha mixed with a mushroom blend. We may have another later in the day or the evening. If we need a pick up or are feeling off balance, we have some mushrooms. Studies have shown there is not an “overdose” amount, but best to start with less and let the body adjust to the new information and nutrition from the mushrooms.
We also put our mushrooms in our food while cooking (they are not heat sensitive), our hot Cacao drinks and smoothies. If you like the taste of Mushrooms, a sprinkle on food is a delicious SeasonZing! If you are not so fond of the taste, pop it in a Kombucha, hot drink, or smoothie. We find it activates the polysaccharides even more in Kombucha. Watch the alchemical magic happens when they froth up! (Some mushrooms froth more than others.)
Enjoy your Mushrooms! Truly wonderful health supplements! The benefits are immense!
Kindly, Amira and Jo MudWood
MamaZing Apothecary also features Herbs grown, harvested, and dried here on the land. 100% Organic always
At this time, we have Kawakawa, Gingko Biloba, Lemon Balm, Kanuka leaf, and Mint. As well as Lemon Verbena which was grown on another land but harvested and dried by us.