Brain Boosting Benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushroom
August 24, 2021
Lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is an edible mushroom that derives its name from the long, cascading white strands of its fruiting body, which give the appearance of a majestic lion’s mane. It has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is renowned for its ability to possibly give support to neurological health.*
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Wellness Benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushroom
Lion’s mane mushroom is widely celebrated for its cognition-supporting qualities.* Though it has been used in folk healing for millennia, lion’s mane has gained recognition from modern scientists in recent years. It is considered to be a nootropic — a category of substances that support memory, concentration, creativity, mood, decision-making and other brain functions.*
The fruiting body of lion’s mane mushroom produces two natural compounds — hericenones and erinacines — that are responsible for encouraging nerve growth factor in nerve cells, which play a role in memory and learning.* Lion’s mane is also rich in polysaccharides, which may support immune health and help to maintain normal, healthy cell growth and turnover.*
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Origins & History
Lion’s mane grows on fallen hardwood trees in temperate forests throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It is native to Asia, Europe and North America. For thousands of years, lion’s mane has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a tonic for supporting cognitive health, longevity and overall wellness.*
Once known as the “mountain priest” mushroom in China, it was used by Buddhist monks to enhance focus during meditation. Other regional names for lion’s mane mushroom include monkey head, satyr’s beard, hedgehog, bearded tooth and pom pom mushroom.
While this mushroom has been harvested from wild forest for thousands of years, cultivation of lion’s mane first began in 1988 in China. Lion’s mane is most commonly consumed in the form of powders or teas. In addition to its medicinal benefit, lion’s mane mushroom has also become a sought-after ingredient in gourmet cuisine over the past decade.
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