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Shiitake, bulk dried mushroom

Shiitake, bulk dried mushroom

Regular price $4.00 USD
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Lentinula edodes

organically grown

per half oz


 Shiitake is a mushroom with a myriad of functions. It’s a tonic for Qi, and great option for those who get sick easily because it stimulates depressed immune function while modulating healthy immune response. It has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. Additionally, shiitake protects and tones the liver, balances cholesterol levels, and modulates blood sugar.

Research also shows it as a very promising treatment for HPV, for which there is no current treatment, only a preventative vaccine. And it’s undergoing testing as a prevention and treatment of certain cancer. It’s also shown to decrease the adverse side effects caused by chemotherapy.

Nutritionally speaking, shiitake contain amino acids typically found in meat, making it a great option for vegans and vegetarians. And when you expose your mushrooms to sunlight, they become excellent sources of vitamin D.

Note: Shiitake has several other functions that will be added to this materia medica so stay tuned!

Actions: immunomodulating, stimulating, Qi tonic, antimicrobial, hepatic, anti-carcinogenic

Energetics: cool-neutral

Constitution: all

Flavor: umami, salty

Organ & Tissue Affinity: immune system

GWG Favorite Preparations: culinary, double-extracted tincture

Contraindications: unknown

Herb-Drug Interactions: consult your healthcare practitioner if you’re taking immunosuppressive medications 

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