Maitake Mushroom Profile
Also known as
Grifola frondosa, Hen of the Woods, Sheep's Head Mushroom,
Maitake is a Japanese mushroom closely related to polyporus used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The word Maitake is literally translated from Japanese as "dancing mushroom," so named because in ancient times people who found Maitake could exchange it for its weight in silver, leading to their dancing in celebration. Maitake is recognized by its small, overlapping tongue- of fan-shaped caps, usually fused together at the base of a host tree stump or on tree roots.
Complex immunostimulant polysaccharides, starch, protein, water.
The whole mushroom.
Added to cooking, teas, tinctures, powders, encapsulations.
Studies have shown that Maitake can induce interferon production which may have an effect if you are on a strict interferon prescription. Please consult your practitioner if you are on a interferon prescription.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.