Lion's mane mushroom, also known as monkey's head mushroom or monkey's brain mushroom, is a fungus classified under the fungus Basidiomycetes, Aphyllophorales, Hydnaceae. Lion's mane mushroom is a rare medicinal herb and lion's mane is also a delicious and nutritious mushroom food widely distributed in regions of China, Japan or Vietnam. 

Lion's mane mushrooms, as well as Ganoderma and Yunzhi live on wood substrates, Mushrooms often grow naturally on woody plants: chestnut oak group, or broadleaf trees living or decayed to the innermost region of the bark (core) can thus kill the tree. In Japan, this mushroom is like the jewelry on the clothes of the ancient forest thoracic group, so it is called Yamabushitake. In China, this mushroom when young fruits have the shape of a monkey with long arms should be called Houtou (lion's mane mushroom). This fungus is used as a dry powder in a filter bag with boiling water, such as making tea, soaking in wine to make kimu, which is used as a nutritious, energy-dense and especially valuable food in cancer prevention. .


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For the first time, Chen (1960, 1988) reported successful rearing of the H. lioninerum mushroom. Later, Xu and Li (1984) discovered H.coralloides in Changbaishan and were fully cultivated. H. caputmedusae has been recently researched and produced by Chinese and Japanese scientists using fermentation technology in the liquid medium, creating biomass of fibrous system (mycelium), then extracting and refining. by hot water, obtained preparations. Doctors in Changchun town of Jilin Province have prepared and sold widely in the market, as a medicine to treat intestinal and stomach (Mizuno, 1994,1998). Lion's mane mushroom is also used as a stimulating drink but not the Doping style at the Asiad Games held in 1990, this soft drink has been used as a source of energy for the entire Chinese team.

The high nutritional value of lion's mane mushrooms

The nutritional content of the lion's mane H. erinaceum is shown through the analysis tables of Professor Mizuno, Shizuoka University, Japan (1998). The comparative data of products in Jilin (China) and Nagano (Japan) show that lion's mane is a nutritious food, with a moderate amount of heat, balanced nutrition. , rich in minerals and vitamins.
Although unsaturated fatty acids in mushrooms do not have official specifications, they are noted to be significantly high. These are ingredients that have nutritional value and prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer.


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Lion's mane mushroom in nature

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Lion's mane mushroom is quite rich in minerals, especially Ge, an extremely rare metal with anti-cancer activity, doing research to enrich Ganoderma lucidum Ganoderma lucidum. The amino acid composition also has a balanced nutritional value, notably the high content of glutamic and tryptophan.

The vitamins, especially B1, B2 are quite high, with Niacine. Vitamin A is low, C. Provitamin D has not been found to be particularly high in Japanese dried mushrooms, capable of converting to vitamin D2 when light or drying, metabolizing Calcium, as well as being able to prevention of osteoporosis, weak bones.

Uses of lion's mane mushrooms in the treatment of diseases

Recent scientific research has found that lion's mane compounds have the ability to regenerate neurons, help improve and maintain cognitive function, which is important for the treatment of senility, Alzheimer's disease. , enhance memory, restore nerve trauma due to stroke.

According to Chinese medical literature, lion's mane mushroom has the effect of improving the body's immunity, restoring damage to the lining of the stomach, treating perforation, intestinal ulcers, fighting fatigue, anti-oxidation, anti-mutation, reduce blood fat, enhance blood circulation, anti-aging, inhibit the growth of cancer cells. With these effects, lion's mane mushrooms are essential in supporting post-cancer treatment.

- Clinically, Chinese doctors have widely used monkey head mushroom to treat gastric, duodenal, ulcerative, gastric and other gastrointestinal diseases.

- Monkey head mushroom has a good effect on Alzeimers disease, prevents the aging process and restores neurons, strengthens the immune system and fights metastatic lung cancer. Polysaccharide from monkey head fungus is effective on stomach, esophageal cancer ...

- Improve the resistance against hypoxia, anti-fatigue, anti-oxidant, anti-mutation, reduce blood fat, promote blood circulation, anti-aging.

- In traditional Chinese medicine, using dried monkey head mushrooms and hot water extract helps to increase digestion and strengthen the body.

- Experiments on toxicity have been studied carefully and showed that both fruiting bodies and mycelium have no toxicities to humans.

The lion's mane mushroom is considered a valuable mushroom of the Da Lat plateau, suitable for cold climates. This fungus is little known due to the rare supply. Today, with the techniques and technology of transplanting engineers, the University of Agriculture and Forestry of Ho Chi Minh City has been able to cultivate Thu Nong Nong Hau Mushroom with higher temperatures and high medicinal value. Lion's Nest Mushroom is a type of mushroom that has been studied and analyzed as a reputable lion's mane mushroom on the market.

Hericium erinaceus is both edible (fresh and dried) and used as medicine (dried mushroom). Chinese athletes have been using this mushroom as a food for energy and muscle fatigue.

In medicine, lion's mane mushrooms are used to support stomach, intestinal, and tumor suppression.

Linh Chi Agroforestry receives a large quantity of Ganoderma lucidum, Red Lucid Ganoderma, Green Lim Mushroom, Thuong Hoang Mushroom, Van Chi Mushroom according to the bulk raw orders for reishi mushroom businesses, Eastern medicine establishments, pharmaceutical enterprises wishing to use Ganoderma lucidum in large quantity to use oriental medicine preparation. Enterprises wishing to act as Distributors of Ganoderma Lucidum, Van Chi Mushroom, Thuong Hoang Mushroom, Yunzhi Mushroom, Hericium Mushroom with Linh Chi Agroforestry brand name are a member of Incubation Center for Happy Agriculture and Forestry Technology Enterprise. Please contact Linh Chi Nong Lam for advice.

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