Friday, April 25, 2014

FungiFacts Friday: Lion's Mane Mushrooms for Healing Nerve Damage

       The Lion's Mane mushroom, or Hericium erinaceus, are definitely not your common looking mushroom. The great picture above came from The Unique and Versatile Lion's Mane Mushroom. This powerful medicinal mushroom helps with a variety of health issues such as neurological problems and stomach ailments, and can even be used just to improve your memory and enhance mood. I could probably use some of this after the rough week I had (*>.<) Lion's mane is not only a great natural pick-me-up for the average person, but also holds great potential for helping people with serious neurodegenerative diseases and even Alzheimer's. Check out this fantastic article by Paul Stamets to learn more on this great mushroom Lion's Mane: A Mushroom that Improves Your Memory and Mood?

Mandy Spring, Aspiring Mycologist

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