As a treasure of the edible fungi kingdom, Hericium erinaceus (also called Lion's Mane Mushroom is an edible-medicinal fungus. Its medicinal value is favored by consumers. It has the effects of invigorating the spleen and stomach, calming the nerves, and anti-cancer. It also has special effects on physical weakness, indigestion, insomnia, gastric and duodenal ulcers, chronic gastritis and gastrointestinal tumors.
1.Anti-inflammation and anti-ulcer
Hericium erinaceus extract can treat gastric mucosal injury, chronic atrophic gastritis, and can significantly enhance the eradication rate of Helicobacter pylori and the rate of ulcer healing.
The fruiting body extract and mycelium extract of Hericium erinaceus play an important role in anti-tumor.
3.Lower the blood sugar
Hericium erinaceus mycelium extract can resist hyperglycemia caused by alloxan. Its mechanism of action may be that Hericium erinaceus polysaccharides bind to specific receptors on the cell membrane, and transmits information to mitochondria through cyclic adenosine monophosphate, which increases the activity of the system for sugar metabolism, thereby accelerating the oxidative decomposition of sugar and achieving the purpose of lowering blood sugar.
4. Antioxidation and anti-aging
The water and alcohol extracts of Hericium erinaceus fruiting bodies have the ability to scavenge free radicals.