MYCOLOGY TOOLS & SUPPLIES
LION’s MANE (Hericium erinaceus)

Posted by Kay on Nov 16th 2020

LION’s MANE (Hericium erinaceus)

Other Name: Hedgehog Mushroom, Yamabushitake, Houtou, Monkey head

Lion’s Mane mushroom is an edible and medicinal mushroom belonging to the tooth fungus. Lion’s mane is one of natural nootropics food that is popular in traditional Chinese medicine. It is native to China, Japan, North America, and Europe.

The most traditional use of Lion’s Mane in Chinese medicine is to treat stomach problems due of it’s known antibacterial properties and provides anti-inflammatory effects. 

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Enhances brain functions
  • Acts as powerful antioxidant
  • Neuroprotection and nerve growth
  • May protect against cancer
  • Supports heart and circulatory system
  • Improves immune function

Studies suggests that Lion’s Mane can help improve depression and anxiety symptoms if taken for several weeks.