The power of mushroom should never be underestimated. A lot of mushroom are edible and many are used in medical used. Mushroom comes in all kinds of shape and colors, giving it a potential in some industries. Some used the shape of the mushroom to decorate cakes and food while some made chocolate mushrooms for commercial.
The Chinese have used it in treating liver disorders and arthritis for 4000 years. It strengthens the heart, prevents blood clotting and fights life-long fatigue syndrome.
In Chinese herbal medicine, this mushroom increases the fluidity of the blood, improves circulation and is given to patients suffering from problems of the arteries.
It is a medicinal mushroom with rich nutritional values such as proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. This mushroom can also be used to treat pains in the waist and back, and numbness in the feet and hands.
Maitake / Dancing Mushroom
This is the most powerful immuno-stimulant of all mushrooms. This type of mushroom has the ability to activate immune function and control tumour growth. It also helps control blood glucose levels and reduces high blood pressure.
It is an edible mushroom which contains Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12 and D2 with high amounts of riboflavin and niacin. It has been used to help improve the immune system of cancer patients besides lowering cholesterol levels.