The Lion's mane has outstanding characteristics that make it a famous and easily recognizable mushroom. Its appearance is very different from other mushrooms and resembles white lumps covered with soft needles. These spines really give it a hedgehog-like appearance.
This type of fungus can activate and provoke the microflora of the intestinal tract. This in turn helps in boosting immunity. Some experts are inclined to believe that Lion's mane is capable of stimulating so-called immune leukocytes.
The mushroom contains a large number of elements beneficial to the human body. Among them:
All of these compounds are inextricably linked to the development of neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Erinacins and hericenones, the active biological components contained in Lion's mane, can stimulate factors that promote the growth of nerve cells. This is what makes this mushroom an invaluable assistant in the development and functioning of neurons.
Hericium erinaceus is indeed a valuable resource for food and drug development. Modern research is aimed at studying the active properties of the active components of this mushroom and their impact on the influence of the functions of the human body.