Lentinula edodes benefits:
- Supports the immune system by strengthening body’s defense against illness.
- Supports digestive health by improving absorption and elimination processes of certain organs
- Acts as a liver tonic by strengthening liver function and enhancing liver processes.
- Assists body with assimilating essential vitamins and minerals and regulating cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Shiitake can also be used to prevent chromosomal damage induced by anti-cancer drugs. It also contains a compound known as Lentin that has been known to inhibit the growth of tumors. Shiitake is a natural source of Vitamin D, C, B12 and contains all 8 essential amino acids. It can also be used for lowering blood cholesterol levels, hardening of the arteries, diabetes, eczema, colds and flu, treating prostate or breast cancer, and as an anti-aging agent. It is also used for hepatitis B, herpes, and stomach ache.