Simple Herbal Extracts | Shiitake



Botanical Name

Lentinula edodes

Part Used



Do not use if you have a mushroom allergy*

Traditional Information*

Shiitake has long been revered as a food and medicine. In Japan Shiitake is used as a dietary aid for cancer, to lower cholesterol levlevels and to protect the liver from environmental toxins. This mushroom can be used to reduce bronchial inflammation, lower blood pressure and inhibit viral growth.

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.