“Many researchers have discovered neurotropic properties of selected medicinal mushrooms, which promote the growth and differentiation of neurons in the brain. Animal model studies have demonstrated that neurotrophic factors can help prevent neuronal death and dysfunction, thus essential for brain injuries, brain degeneration, and as we age. Most of the research revolves around one edible mushroom in particular — the lion’s mane mushroom (Hericeum Erinaceus).”
(from an article of Sabaratnam, 2013 *)
Sabaratnam V, Kah-Hui W, Naidu M, Rosie David P. Neuronal health – can culinary and medicinal mushrooms help?. J Tradit Complement Med. 2013;3(1):62-68.