Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) is a gourmet food and fragrant delight. It is an edible mushroom believed to enhance immunity and prevent fatigue. Shiitake are also used to treat nutritional deficiencies and improve liver function. Shiitake has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over a thousand years to treat colds, flu and heart disease. As is the case with other medicinal mushrooms, shiitake is usefull as an adjunct to…
 Lion’s Mane, Monkey’s head or White beard are terms used to describe the Hedgehog mushroom (Hericium erinaceus).   The mushroom is named for the long tendrils that fall from its base. The mushroom grows on fallen oak trees.   The hedgehog mushroom has been used over the centuries to improve memory function but has only recently been detected by the radar of the supplement world.   Lion’s Mane is used…
Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) have been used by Chinese and Japanese healers since antiquity as a treatment for liver disorders, hypertension, and arthritis. Reishi is thought to improve liver, heart and immune health.   Known as the mannentake or 10,0000 year mushroom in Japan, resihi is at the center of the search for powerful anti-cancer drugs that produce little or no side effects. Reishi mushrooms have a reddish-orange to purple…