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Lion’s Mane
1:3 Ethanol/Disitlled H2O Spagyric Tincture of Hericium erinaceus, with salt principle and a partial ferment.
Planetary Ruler: Moon
 

Physical Properties:
The reported health-promoting properties of this mushroom’s fruit bodies, mycelia, and bioactive pure compounds include: antibiotic, anticarcinogenic, antidiabetic, antifatigue, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive (mitigates high blood pressure), antihyperlipidemic (mitigates high cholesterol), antisenescence (mitigates age related declined), cardioprotective, hepatoprotective (protects liver), nephroprotective (protects kidneys), and neuroprotective (protects mind). It has been shown to alleviate anxiety and depression, whilst improving cognitive function. It contains a high amount of anti-oxidants that reduce excessive prostaglandins, nitric oxide, reactive oxygen species, and inflammatory factors such as NF-kB. Lion’s mane helps to recover cognitive capacity and nervous system function by stimulating the production of brain-derived neutropic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor. Hericenones and erinacines have been found to essentially ‘scrub’ the brain in a way that reduces the chance of suffering from memory affecting diseases such as alzheimers. It has also been shown to reduce the severity of gastric ulcers, heart disease, diabetes and fatigue. It can support immunity and may aid the journey through certain types of cancer.


Emotional/Spiritual properties:
The mystique of this mushroom is supreme. Welcome to the inner workings of your psyche, your mind. Beyond the veil that is the bustle of life, there is realm of deep clarity, a stream of consciousness that is the ‘all-knowing’. Lion’s mane draws one into this channel most effortlessly, you find yourself here, and things are just clear… or clearer. Calm. The propensity for centered Zen arises within one’s vessel. We all have an old Taoist monk, or wise sage, or discerning chrone within us. It is funny to think of the morphology of Lion’s mane as these long, slightly shaggy beards just perfect for the kind of stroking one does whilst pondering things deeply… And the spark of insight comes, though one can feel how the wisdom was there all along.  Sometimes the reason we struggle to think straight is because we are overthinking so much of the time, or our head is just so full, a whirring blur of information all mashing into itself, Lion’s Mane helps to purge the clutter of the mind, draining the anxieties and fears down into the grounding of the body, whilst simultaneously drawing fresh blood up into the mind to create the aforementioned clarity.

Contraindications:
-Antidepressants/Anti-psychotics/Alzheimers and Parkinsons medicines: People taking such medicines should preceed with caution or consult with their doctor before using Lion’s Mane alongside these medications.
-Anticoagulants/blood thinners: Lion’s Mane may cause the blood to thin, in combination with blood thinners the risk of severe bleeding may be increased.