Simple Herbal Extracts | Maitake



Botanical Name

Grifola frondosa

Part Used



Do not use if you have a mushroom allergy*

Traditional Information*

Maitake is another mushroom that, like Reishi,  is an immune amphoteric. It is indicated for hyper immune response (allergies, auto-immune disease) or hypo immune activity (cancer, HIV, CFS). Maitake lowers blood pressure and is an important endocrine/immune tropho-restorative that enhances macrophage, N-killer cell and T-cell activity. It has been useful in therapy for AIDS, cancer and hypertension. Maitake's liver protecting activity makes it an excellent part of any hepatitis protocol.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.