Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) : The Fierce Healer
If you are new to The Mushroom Pharm and medicinal mushrooms you may be wondering…
What are the health benefits of Lion’s Mane?
Based on our research here is what we can tell you about this fierce healing mushroom:
For hundreds of years Lion’s Mane has been a treasured medicinal and culinary mushroom in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine. They noticed Lion’s Mane had curative properties for the digestive tract, used it to treat ulcers and inflammation and caused a general reduction in oxidative stress. [R] [R]*
Now, Lion’s Mane as a healing mushroom has increased in popularity and thus scientists have actively been unveiling more medicinal benefits.
Studies have revealed Lion’s Mane also…
Supports the Central Nervous System, aka the Brain and the Spinal Cord*
Lion’s Mane is known for increasing nerve survival, delaying neuronal cell death, and enhancing nerve regeneration. Studies have related Lion’s Mane use with improving behavior and tranquilizing the mind for those experiencing depression or anxiety. It has also shown to be useful in reducing and treating neurodegenerative disorders such as ischemic stroke, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. With these brain benefits, Lion’s Mane is now considered a nootropic or cognitive enhancer. [R]
Works as the “Anti” Hero*
Lion’s Mane contains β-Glucans which are biologically active fibers known to be anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, anti-allergic, anti-osteoporotic, anti-gastric, anti-oxidation, anti-hyperlipidemia, anti-hyperglycemia, anti-fatigue and anti-aging. All at once Lion’s Mane is capable of nourishing the stomach, fortifying the spleen, facilitating hormone and lipid responses, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, enhancing skin antioxidant enzymes, easing the mind, and fighting cancer. With all of these benefits, Lion’s Mane is classified as an adaptogen, a mushroom that promotes overall well-being. [R] [R]
These benefits are only the beginning of the discovery around this fierce healer, the scope of Lion’s Mane benefits is expanding everyday. However, with these already clear and proven benefits we believe in ingesting Lion’s Mane everyday.
Please explore some of our products that incorporate Lion’s Mane*:
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases..
Written by Katherine Stanier