Maitake mushroom

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Maitake or grifola frondosa is an extract of maitake mushrooms that is used as an alternative medicine, particularly in traditional Chinese medicine.[1]

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Maitake is also known as

  • Hen of the woods
  • Huishu hua
  • King of mushrooms
  • Monkey's bench
  • Ram's head
  • Sheep's head
  • Shelf fungus[1]

Potential uses[edit | edit source]

There is insufficient evidence for use in cancer.[1]

Cusack Protocol[edit | edit source]

The Cusack Protocol, which was devised for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, requires 100% fractionally distilled aloe vera or aloe vera juice capsules, or maitake mushrooms.[2][3]

Evidence[edit | edit source]

Risks and safety[edit | edit source]

Costs and availability[edit | edit source]

Maitake extracts are available over the counter.[1]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Maitake Uses, Benefits & Dosage - Herbal Database". Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  2. Cusack, Deborah. "What Works?". EDS and Polysaccharides. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  3. Ehlers-Danlos Support Wilmington (March 10, 2016). "Cusack Protocol (slides)".

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