(Lentinus edodes)


The Shiitake mushroom is prized in Chinese medicine and are reputed to increase lifespan and resistance to stress. In both China and Japan, Shiitake mushrooms have been used for hundreds of years as cancer-fighting agents.

Shiitake mushrooms are full of nutrients such as protein, vitamins B1, B2, B12, niacin, and in pantothenic acid.Today the mushroom is used to lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure. Shiitake may boost immune function and also have antibiotic properties.

How It May Benefit You...

Take internally for:

  • high blood cholesterol.

  • depressed immune system disorders

  • viral infections

  • heart disease

  • fatigue

  • chronic fatigue syndrome, and possibly, some forms of cancer. (Use only in consultation with a doctor.)

WARNING:    Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.


Available in capsules.



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