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Shiitake 1:1 Extract, (Lentinus edodes (syn. Lentinula edodes)) Powder Bulk
Polyporaceae (Polypor Family)
The genus name Lentinus derives from the Latin lent, "pliable," and inus, "resembling." The species name edodes is Latin for "edible." The common name shiitake derives from that of the Japanese shii tree (Pasania spp.), logs of which the mushrooms grow on.
Range of Appearance
Shiitake, native to China, is a light amber fungi with ragged gills. Its stem can be central or off-center. It grows on fallen broadleaved trees such as beech, chestnut, oak, maple, walnut, and mulberry. Kits that allow you to grow your own shiitakes are commonly available.
Cap of fruiting body
Antioxidant, antitumor, antiviral, aphrodisiac, chi tonic, hepatoprotective, immune tonic, rejuvenative
For thousands of years shiitake mushroom, known as "the mushroom of immortality," has been used to prevent premature aging. Shiitake stimulates the stem cells in the bone marrow to create more B and T cells, inhibits blood platelet aggregation, and aids in the production of interferon. It also helps the body get rid of excessive salt. It is used in the treatment of AIDS, allergies, anemia, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, cancer, colds, chronic cough, environmental illness, fatigue, flu, hepatitis, high cholesterol, hypertension, rickets, and tumors. One mushroom a day is considered a therapeutic dosage.
Shiitake mushrooms are edible and delicious. They are sold fresh or dried; the stems are often discarded, as they are tougher than the caps.
Amino acids (lysine, arginine), polysaccharide (lentinan), eritadenin, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, calcium, potassium, purines
Shiitakes are considered nontoxic and generally safe. Avoid in cases of extreme weakness or diarrhea. There have been rare reports of allergic reactions affecting the throat, lungs, or skin.
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