Medicinal Mushrooms #3 – Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) for nerve repair

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Hericium erinaceus (also called Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom, Hedgehog Mushroom, Satyr’s Beard, Bearded Hedgehog Mushroom, pom pom mushroom, monkey-head mushroom, Yamabushitake or Bearded Tooth Fungus)

I stumbled across Lion’s Mane mushroom when I was researching supplements that would repair the nerve injury I sustained after my mastectomy.

[For those readers who have not been following my blog:  I woke up from my mastectomy only to discover that my left arm was paralysed and numb.  I had a brachial plexus C5/C6/C7 nerve injury.  Yep, bummer.]

Amongst the nerve repair and peripheral neuropathy supplements I researched were:  earthworm extract (lumbricus), Acetyl-L-Carnitine, St. John’s Wort, Benfotiamine, Vitamin B12, and Lion’s Mane mushroom.

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