In traditional Chinese medicine Hericium (Lion's Mane) has considered a medicinal mushroom and a study on rats showed that some compounds in the mushroom, have antioxidant effects, regulate blood lipid (cholesterol) levels and reduce blood glucose levels.
Modern medical research studies on Lions Mane have shown it to have therapeutic effect in: inflammation, immune stimulating, anti-tumoral, stomach cancer and antimicrobial against Aspergillus and Candida applications.
Although recent research on Lion’s Mane supplement has focused on its powerful effect on healing nerve tissue, in Traditional Chinese Medicine Lion's Mane Mushroom was used primarily for stomach conditions and cancers of the digestive organs. Ying reports that pills of this mushroom are used in the treatment of gastric and esophageal carcinoma.
Modern studies have affirmed the validity of traditional applications of Hericium /Lions Mane. Studies reported positive findings in the treatment of atrophic gastritis. Also Lion's Mane has an ameliorating effect on hepatoma (a tumor of the liver) with an increased life expectancy for treated patients.
The Anti-Dementia effect of Lion's Mane mushroom and its clinical application.
Japanese scientists found Lion's Mane/ Hericium anti-dementia properties. Their research has demonstrated that the mushroom:
* A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial showed improved cognitive ability
* Stimulated nerve growth factor in an in vitro experiment with human astrocytoma cells
* Stimulated nerve cells
* Stimulated myelination in an in vitro experiment.
Scientific research on components of Lion's Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceum) and their biological activities in cell culture is a case where positive antidementia results in the laboratory have been confirmed by analogous results in human use.
The mushroom stimulates nerve and myelin regeneration, which may be beneficial in many neurological conditions. Paul Stamets - medicinal mushroom expert, suggests Hericium potential application in conditions such as Alzheimer's, dementia, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy.
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