Medicinal and ancient shiitake mushroom is also called “sleeping Buddha mushroom”
The ancient shiitake mushroom (Latin Lentinula edodes) is known worldwide as the “sleeping Buddha mushroom”. According to legend in ancient Japan, monks grew this mushroom on special chestnut logs. The monks tapped the mushrooms with special wooden sticks in order to awaken the “sleeping mycelium”, but also the Buddha not to forget to add special healing properties to shiitake.
The healing properties of the shiitake mushroom have been confirmed in the thousand-year history of the Japanese science of treatment with fungi (fungotherapy) and by a multitude of modern scientific trials in Europe and America. Scientists have isolated phytoncides (volatile compounds) and lentinan from these fungi, which contain unique antitumor properties and have no alternative in the plant world. It is phytoncides and lentinan that fight all types of viruses (from the most harmless rhinoviruses to the ahepatitis virus and HIV). But this fungus is also called “mushroom ginseng” because they have a unique ability to expel cholesterol, normalize blood pressure, destroy pathogenic flora in the body, treat inflammatory conditions, heal erosions and ulcers of the gastrointestinal tract. These fungi restore the blood formula and help strengthen the immune system (correct rather than stimulate – so they can be used in oncology and against autoimmune diseases). Due to diabetes, they lower blood sugar levels even in the case of insulin dependence. This fungus does not poison the body when treating cancer. Fungal polysaccharides (unlike plant poisons) act on the tumor through the immune system by activating special cells that destroy the tumor. Powdered mushrooms (mushrooms are dried at a temperature of 40 ° C) or in the form of wine or oil tincture can be used for treatment.
Shiitake mushroom tincture in oil (wine) – take half a liter of linseed oil (or red wine) and 20 grams of shiitake mushroom powder. Heat the oil on steam to a temperature of 37 ° C. Then pour the powder. Stir and allow the mixture to cool in the heat. Keep refrigerated for 2 weeks. With wine the preparation is the same but without heating the wine. Take one to two teaspoons of tincture in the morning and evening before meals. The tincture can be used with this regimen for a year. It is mandatory to consult a doctor before application.