Other: dancing mushroom, hen-of-the-woods
Grifola frondosa (Dicks.: Fr.) S.F. Gray
Plant Family: Polyporaceae
Our Maitake is cultivated in the USA using hardwood sawdust (generally oak) as a growing medium. 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.
Added to cooking, teas, tinctures, powders, encapsulations.
Specific: No known precautions.
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