Lion’s mane

(Hericium erinaceus)

Other names: Mountain-priest Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Fungus, Monkey’s Head Mushroom, Hedgehog Fungus, Pom Pom Mushroom, Hóu Tóu Gū, Yamabushitake, Hydne Hérisson, Lavlja Griva

Lion’s mane is an edible mushroom that is mostly found in East Asian countries. It has a long history of usage in traditional Chinese medicine. They are popular in cuisine because of their delicious flavor that many compare to crab or lobster.

Lion’s mane contains polysaccharides, mostly β-glucans, lipid compounds, and a phenolic compound, Hericenone B, found to protect against stroke. Its erinacines, constituents of its mycelium can pass through the blood-brain barrier and induce nerve growth. Erinacine A has confirmed pharmacological actions in the central nervous system in rats.

Lion’s mane may be beneficial for diabetes, high cholesterol, anxiety, memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, gastritis, and stomach ulcers.

Compliance: cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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