Overview

Hericium erinaceus is a mushroom that grows on trunks of hardwood tress.

Hericium erinaceus is taken by mouth for a decline in memory and thinking skills in older people that is more than what is normal for their age, Alzheimer disease and dementia, depression, anxiety, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, and to improve overall mental function and memory. It is also taken by mouth for swelling (inflammation) of the stomach (gastritis), stomach ulcers, H. pylori infection, diabetes, cancer, high cholesterol, and weight loss.

Hericium erinaceus is applied to the skin for wound healing.

As food, the fruiting body of Hericium erinaceus is consumed in Chinese and Japanese dishes.

How does it work ?

Hericium erinaceus may improve the development and function of nerves. It might also protect nerves from becoming damaged. This might help prevent conditions such as anxiety, memory loss, Alzheimer disease, or Parkinson disease. Hericium erinaceus also seems to help protect the mucous membrane layer of the stomach. This might help improve symptoms related to long-term swelling of the stomach lining (gastritis) or stomach ulcers.

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