Shiitake mushroom

Nature : Neutral, Taste : Sweet

Shiitake Mushroom



Nature : Neutral

Taste : Sweet

Acts on Organ : Stomach

Healing Effects : Relieve vomiting; treat cough; prevent arteriosclerosis; counteract cholesterol; counteract stomach and cervical cancers; increase the production and activity of white blood cells; improve immune system; control blood pressure; kill bacteria; strengthen bones.

Shiitake mushrooms contain B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B12 and vitamin D. They also have anti-tumor, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. Shiitake mushrooms have all 9 of the amino acids in a ratio similar to the 'ideal protein' and are 20% protein by dry weight. Calcium, phosphorous, iron, sodium and potassium are also present in significant amounts. The fiber of Shiitake mushrooms contain eritadenine that produces a cholesterol lowering effect and shiitake is considered a low calorie food.