Shiitake Mushroom

ShittakeLentinula edodes

Part used: Whole mushroom

Energetics: Sweet, neutral

Actions: Antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anticancer

Indications: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, stomach ache, arthritis, osteoporosis, gout, poor circulation, colds and flu symptoms

Shiitake is a hearty mushroom native to East Asia, with a flavour profile often described as woody. In traditional medicine this powerful mushroom has been used for centuries due to its nutrient contents. Shiitake is full of vitamins and minerals, such as B vitamins, vitamin C and D, iron, zinc, phosphorus, manganese and many more. Its compounds have antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties, which can help fight infections.

This mushroom does not only boost vitality but also balances blood sugar levels and reduces overall inflammation within the body. Furthermore it is traditionally used to promote a healthy skin, strengthen the bones, aiding in weight loss and improving circulation. [1,2,3,4]

Shiitake is used in our Spark Dust.