The puffball is a type of mushroom (actually three similar species are typically used together or alone). The mushroom cap and spores are used medicinally and the young puffballs are edible. In Oriental medicine they are commonly used to treat sore throats. They are also effectively used to stop bleeding including nose bleeds, mouth sores, and externally for injuries.
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