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.
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