Lion's Mane (Monkey's
Head)
Hericium Erinaceus

Hericium erinaceus is a choice edible when young, and the texture of the cooked mushroom is often compared to seafood. This mushroom is cultivated commercially on logs or sterilized sawdust.

It is called hóu tóu gu ( 猴头菇 , lit. "monkey head mushroom") in Chinese. This mushroom has been used medicinally for hundreds of years in China,
and recent studies have shown that several
components have biological activity that include
antioxidant effect, the regulation of blood lipid
levels and reduction of blood glucose levels.
This mushroom was once reserved
only for the palates of the royal
families.

NGSF (Nerve Growth Stimulant Factor) a compound found in Hericium erinaceus which causes brain neurons to re-grow, potentially helping senility, repairing neurological degradation, increasing intelligence and improving reflexes. Studies also confirm many of its traditional uses, supporting the digestive system, and acting as a tonic for the nervous system.

Properties of Hericium Erinaceus

  • Anti-Alzheimer's disease: Stimulating activity of the synthesis of nerve growth factor (NGF), Prevention and amelioration of senile dementia.

  • Anti-tumor: Immune enhancement, Cytotoxic effect

  • Digestive tonic: Treating stomach and duodenal
    ulcer, and chronic atrophic gastritis.
    Improving indigestion.
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