Shiitake mushrooms or lentinus edodes or lentinus are a popular edible mushroom sometimes used in cooking, and extracts of shiitake mushrooms are sold which claim to have various health benefits. Shiitake mushrooms are used in traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese medicine, and contain lentinan and lenthionine. A number of medicinal uses of shiitake extracts have been investigated including anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and immune stimulating uses.
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Easily available, expensive as a cooking ingredient in comparison to ordinary mushrooms.
Equilibrant[edit | edit source]
Shiitake mushrooms are one of the ingredients in equilibrant, a supplement created to help patients with ME/CFS.
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