Mushrooms may provide medicinal benefits

Mushrooms provide a vast array of potential medicinal compounds.

Lion’s mane mushroom, has drawn the attention of researchers for its notable nerve-regenerative properties. This nutritious mushroom is roughly 20 percent protein. Lion’s mane mushrooms are increasingly studied for their neuroprotective effects. Two novel classes of Nerve Growth Factors (NGFs) — molecules stimulating the differentiation and re-myelination of neurons. Lion’s mane may be our first “smart” mushroom and boosts intelligence. It is a safe and edible that appears to improve cognitive benefits.

Truffle is the fruiting body of an underground mushroom.

Shiitaki may stimulate the immune system, possess antibacterial properties, and possess antiviral properties, possibly through antiviral agents known as proteinase inhibitors.

Maitake in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to enhance the immune system. Researchers have also indicated that whole maitake has the ability to regulate blood pressure, glucose, insulin, and both serum and liver lipids. It is beneficial in healthy weight management. Maitake is rich in minerals (such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium), various vitamins, fibers and amino acids. One active constituent in Maitake for enhancing the immune activity was identified in the late 1980s as a protein-bound beta-glucan compound.
Chanterelle are rich in flavor. Some have a fruity odor, others a woodier, earthy fragrance.
Portabella contains sodium, potassium, and phosphorus, conjugated linoleic acid and antioxidants.
Others are also; Wood Ear, Crimini, White Button, Turkey Tail, Oyster, Reishi, Chaga..

Photos by Liliya

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