Medicinal Mushroom Lion's Mane
Whether you are a bookworm, passionate sportsperson, executive or looking to optimize your potential for a promotion, Lion's Mane is an ideal adaptogenic mushroom for those looking to support brain function, memory and focus.
Lion’s Mane has been extensively studied for its protective neurotrophic effects and may support healthy ageing of the brain and nervous system.
Increases REM sleep
Optimal brain function
Memory and focus
Supports healthy ageing of brain and nervous system
In China, Lion’s Mane, Hericium erinaceus, has been historically known as Hóu Tóu GÇ, translating to Monkey Head Mushroom, and in Japan, Yamabushitake, translating to Mountain Monk Mushroom. “In Chinese and Japanese medical systems, it has traditionally been used to fortify the spleen, nourish the gut, and also as an anticancer drug” (Liu, Du, Wang, Yu, 2015).
Interestingly, Lion’s Mane was and is still used as both a food and traditional medicine. According to TCM, by consuming Lion’s Mane, it is said to benefit all of the five internal Yin organs: Heart, Liver, Spleen, Kidney and Lung. In addition, Lion’s Mane was used “...for its effects on the central nervous system, and is used for insomnia, vacuity (weakness), and hypodynamia, which are characteristic symptoms of Qi deficiency in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)” (Spelman, Sutherland, Bagade, 2017).
Start with ¼ - ½ tsp daily. Stir into hot water or plant milk for an instant tonic tea.
Works well in hot or cold drinks, broths and meals.
To Be Taken Orally
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