Working with Shiitake
Shiitake is a delicious medicinal mushroom which has thousands of years of medicinal and folk use as a strengthening and restoring food. It is indicated in diseases of suppressed immune function such as environmental allergies, candidiasis, AIDS, and cancer and has been reported to have antiviral and anticarcinogenic properties. Shiitake is also said to lower cholesterol, when used consistently for a period of time–not a difficult task.
A special extract of the mycelium (the actual vegetative body of the fungus) called Lentinus Edodes Mycelium (LEM) is a concentrated way of using shiitake for highest therapeutic activity. It is recommend for hepatitis, chronic fatigue, AIDS, and cancer, as a dietary supplement to a complete healing program. It is costly to purchase bottles of the extract in capsules in the health food store, but it can be purchased in bulk powder form through a mushroom products supplier.
Shiitake has a taste of SWEET and a temperature of NEUTRAL.
Conditions treated with Shiitake
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.