Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes) Herbal Tea (1lb/454g) BULK - Swedish Bitters Herb Company Private Stock
Latin (botanical) name: Lentinus edodes
Common names: Shiitake, Shiitake Mushroom, Japanese Mushroom, Hua Gu, Lentinan Edodes
Plant Description: Shiitake is a scented, edible mushroom grown in Asia, largely in Japan, China, and South Korea. They are generally cultivated on oak logs in forests, although more recently, synthetic logs made of sawdust and other agricultural wastes have become a new place to cultivate them. Shiitake Mushrooms range in color from tan to dark brown. They have wide open veils and tan gills, and their broad, umbrella-shaped caps have a soft, spongy texture.
Use: Make a tea by pouring approximately 2 cups of boiling water over 2 heaped tsp of herb. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. In general, sip a cup before breakfast, and another 2 hours after dinner.
Cautions & Interactions: Keep out of reach of children.