Shiitake Mushroom Powder, grown organically
Pinyin Name: Dong Gu
English Name: Shiitake Mushroom, Lentinus edodes fungus
Properties: sweet, neutral
Channels Entered: Spleen, Stomach, Liver
Primary Traditional Functions
Shiitake is used as a Qi tonic; to tonify jing, spleen and stomach.
Shiitake has been used in China and Japan for many conditions including but not limited to:
- Blood stagnation
- Cerebral hemorrhage
- Falling stomach
- Heart problems
- Neutralize toxic food actions
- Organ prolapse
- Snake poison
- Strengthen weak digestion
Five-Evil Wind Invasion
- Common colds
Shiitake may be effective against fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
Oriental folk medicine uses shiitake to activate the blood. It is used for bronchial inflammation, colds, childhood measles, dropsy, fainting, headaches, mushroom poisoning and smallpox. In Japan Shiitake as a tonic is used for allergies, constipation, double direction activity on blood pressure: lowering high blood pressure and raising low blood pressure, gout, hemorrhoids, improving complexion, improving vision, myopia, nerve pain, pyorrhea and as a jing tonic for sexual weakness.
Japanese reports record mycelial extract being effective against allergies (including allergic asthma), autoimmune diseases such as purpura, cirrhosis, diabetes, hepatitis B, high blood pressure, leukemia, liver infection, low blood pressure and stomach ulcers.
In China during the Ming Dynasty Shiitake was used as a jing tonic to increase sexual and vital energy.
Information on Shiitake mushroom benefits excerpted and adapted from "Shiitake the Healing Mushroom" by Kenneth Jones.
Typical Usage of Concentrated Extract
1 to 3 grams per day or as directed by your health practitioner.
Each package contains 200 grams.