Also known as
Grifola frondosa, Hen of the woods
The Maitake mushroom is native to both Japan & North America, with a history of use in the Traditional Chinese system of Medicine. The name Maitake when translated from Japanese means "dancing mushroom". Maitake has the ability to regulate blood pressure, glucose, insulin, and both serum and liver lipids, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids, and may also be useful for weight loss.
Vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, & polysaccharides
Whole or partial mushroom heads
Maitake is considered a functional food, meaning that in addition to providing nutrition, it also has a secondary medicinal or tonic effect. It can be brewed into tea, used for stocks, and even eaten as is or rehydrated, providing a rich & savory chicken like flavor.
Maitake mushroom is a delicious & healthy food & tonic, elevating the immune system & showing numerous benefits for those with cancer. Maitake also reduces blood glucose levels, & possesses anti-oxidants with COX inhibitory anti-inflammatory actions.
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