THANK YOU to everyone who came out Saturday October 29 for our free fermentation workshop demonstrating how to make your own kombucha from home! The workshop also featured our kitchen partners and fermentation revivalist and New York Times best-selling author Sandor Katz!
Half Hill Farm’s Lion’s Mane Mushroom Dual Extract
Over the past couple years we’ve grown a lot by listening and learning from our customers and following the latest research. After expanding into a new inspected kitchen earlier this year, we added Chaga mushroom and propolis extracts. Today, we are proud to add the power of certified organic Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) mushrooms to our Nature’s Remedy line of mushroom extracts!
Adding this healing edible and medicinal mushroom to our mushroom extracts gives you another natural alternative approach to better health and well being. Our Lion’s Mane extract can be used with our other mushroom extracts or as an adjunct therapy in consultation with your doctor.
Uses for Lion’s Mane extract: Half Hill Farm’s Lion’s Mane Mushroom Dual Extract combines extractions of both water and alcohol soluble compounds using certified organic ingredients in a formulation widely used by ethnobotanists and scientists in lab studies. Recent studies show cyanthane derivative triterpenes hericenones and erinacines from Lion’s Mane are unique classes of Nerve Growth Factors (NGFs) that show significant neuroprotective effects, stimulating nerve regeneration and re-myelination of neurons and helping improve memory and brain function.
Lion’s Mane mushrooms have also been used for over 2,000 years in Chinese medicine for digestive diseases. Studies linked below show extracts of Lion’s Mane mushrooms are active against ulcerative colitis, Irritable Bowel Disease, pancreatitis, Crohn’s Disease and gastrointestinal cancers (liver, colon, gastric). Unique compounds of Lion’s Mane mushrooms (palmitic acid, threitol and D-arabinitol) also help reduce blood sugar and regulate lipid levels in blood.
Recent studies on Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) mushrooms:
- Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial – Phytotherapy Research – March 2009
- Hericium erinaceus, a medicinal mushroom, activates peripheral nerve regeneration – Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine – October 2016
- Reduction of depression and anxiety by 4 weeks Hericium erinaceus intake – Biomedical Research – August 2010
- Anticancer potential of Hericium erinaceus extracts against human gastrointestinal cancers – Journal of Ethnopharmacology – April 2014
- Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ethanol Extract of Lion’s Mane Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Agaricomycetes), in Mice with Ulcerative Colitis – International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms – 2016
- Anti-Gastric Ulcer Activity of Polysaccharide Fraction Isolated from Mycelium Culture of Lion’s Mane Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes) – International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms – 2015
- Hericium erinaceus enhances doxorubicin-induced apoptosis in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells – Cancer Letters – November 2010
- Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health-Promoting Properties of Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) Mushroom Fruiting Bodies and Mycelia and Their Bioactive Compounds – Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry – August 2015
- Isolation and identification of aromatic compounds in Lion’s Mane Mushroom and their anticancer activities – Food Chemistry – March 2015
- Hericium erinaceus: an edible mushroom with medicinal values – Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine – May 2013
- Mechanism of Hericium erinaceus (Yamabushitake) mushroom-induced apoptosis of U937 human monocytic leukemia cells – Food & Function – June 2011
- High molecular weight of polysaccharides from Hericium erinaceus against amyloid beta-induced neurotoxicity – BMC Complementary & alternative Medicine – June 2016
- Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) mushroom extracts inhibit metastasis of cancer cells to the lung in CT-26 colon cancer-transplanted mice – Journal of Agriculture & Food Chemistry – May 2013
Please consult your physician before using any of our products for health purposes. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.