#44, Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Hericium erinaceus

 Lion’s mane is an amazing fungi. It is a delicious edible mushroom with amazing neurogenic properties.  It is sometimes called bearded tooth mushroom or bearded hedgehog. In Japan, it’s known as yamabushitake, which means “mountain priest mushroom. I am in awe of Lion’s Mane’s medicinal properties. It is well known for its  ability to regenerate nerves and increase Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). Lion’s Mane’s ability to increase remyelination is being studied in MS (multiple sclerosis). Lion’s Mane helps improve cognitive function. It is immunosupportive, anti -inflammatory, and an antioxidant. It helps many improve digestive function. Many find it helpful in managing anxiety and depression.  

I have linked many research article below as well as well as Nyshar’s informative Lion’s Mane video.


Here is how I make Lion’s Mane extract for my family:

Here’s a direct link to the folks we buy our mushrooms from:

Here’s a great video from Nyishar (who has an excellent YouTube channel on medicinal fungi)

Research & Articles:

Here’s a link to many different articles at:

Lion’s Mane Mushroom – Unparalleled Benefits for Your Brain and Nervous System

What are the benefits of lion's mane mushrooms? 

Neurological Activity of Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)

Hericium erinaceus: an edible mushroom with medicinal value

Anti-fatigue activities of polysaccharides extracted from Hericium erinaceus

Extracts from Hericium erinaceus relieve inflammatory bowel disease by regulating immunity and gut microbiota.

Hericium erinaceus Extract Reduces Anxiety and Depressive Behaviors by Promoting Hippocampal Neurogenesis in the Adult Mouse Brain.

Lion's Mane extract is capable of promoting peripheral nerve regeneration after injury in rats.

Reduction of depression and anxiety by 4 weeks Hericium erinaceus intake

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