Maitake, meaning ‘dancing mushroom’ in Japanese, is also known as ‘hen of the woods’ in English. The first record of its medicinal use is during the Han Dynasty of China (202 BC - 220 AD.) In feudal times, it was highly valuable and worth its weight in silver (hence, you danced when you found it!). It contains complex polysaccharides studied for helping to fight viruses & infections.
Traditional Uses in Folk Medicine
• Stimulate immune system response
• Mitigate autoimmune diseases
• Enhance vitality and alterness