Also known as Yamabushitake, this mushroom forms large, dramatic clumps of white icicle-like formations, and is a choice fungus for both food and medicine.
Like so many other mushrooms, Lion’s Mane is a supportive tonic to the immune system, and has been used against cancer, and to heal disorders of the stomach and digestive tract such as tumors and ulcers. It has also been shown to balance blood sugar and help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
The most exciting properties of Lion’s Mane are its tonic effects on the brain, nerves, and mental function, and it has been demonstrated in clinical trials to regenerate nerve tissue and support healthy cognitive function into old age. Lion’s Mane has even been used to alleviate many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and to protect all nerve tissue from further breakdown by supplying Nerve Growth Factor, the regenerative and regulating substance of the nerves.