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The lion’s mane mushroom may be comical to behold, with its pom-pom-like appearance, but researchers are taking this fungus seriously because of its valuable neuroprotective effects.
In Natural Medicine we have explored the diverse role medicinal mushrooms may have in activating our immune systems, supporting cancer treatment and so much more. You may recall our articles on chaga, reishi and maitake, but the lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus), in particular, has drawn the attention of researchers for its notable nerve-regenerative properties. It also goes by the names sheep’s head, bear’s head, pom-pom blanc and the Japanese yamabushitake.
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