Maitake (Grifola frondosa) is commonly known as Hen of the Woods or the Dancing Mushroom. It was highly valued in Japanese and Chinese traditional medicine for the support of the immune system.* During Japan’s feudal era, Maitake was used as currency; the daimyo, or provincial nobles, would exchange Maitake for its weight in silver from the shogun, the military ruler of Japan.
This is a perennial fungus that grows in the same place year after year, if undisturbed. It is prolific in the northeastern deciduous forests of North America and Japan. As an edible mushroom, it has an interesting texture and earthy flavor. Fresh and dried Maitake mushrooms are now readily available in larger supermarkets. A mushroom goes through many stages during its life cycle, just like any plant or animal. Each part of a mushroom has unique attributes that support wellness and serve a different purpose for the organism, but it’s the fruiting bodies that receive the most attention and are the most familiar. Fruiting bodies emerge from the substrate on which they grow — such as trees or fallen logs — to become the part of the mushroom we recognize. They’re the above-ground part that we can see when we walk through the woods, and they’re also what have been traditionally foraged and consumed, in food and supplements.
A foundational herb in traditional Chinese medicine, Astragalus Root supports healthy resistance from the occasional physical and emotional stressors and supports healthy immune functions.* It has long been used to support deep immune and liver functions as well as help the body naturally adapt to stress.*
Ginseng is one of the most widely utilized medicinal herbs, with at least six species employed in traditional medicine.* American Ginseng is native to North America and was used for centuries by Native Americans. It is a potent adaptogen that assists the body in adapting to stress and supports the body’s immune system.* In addition it supports normal levels of stamina and endurance.*
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Hemp, industrial or agricultural, is legally defined as "the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis."(H.R. 2642)
Hemp has been used traditionally in both India (Ayurvedic) and China(Traditional Chinese Medicine). In TCM, hemp would be simmered in water, therefore decarboxylating the cannabinoids, and the tea would be used to provide relief from gastrointestinal discomfort.
Cannabis sativa L. is one of the oldest plants cultivated. Over 80 phytocannabinoids are known up to now. It was an important breakthrough in science when it was found that the non-psychotropic cannabidiol (CBD) is not an inactive cannabinoid but it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Cannabinoids bind to receptors of the ECS and imitate, increase or reduce physiologic functions. Cannabinoid-receptors have been found in all organs including the skin, blood vessels and immunocytes.
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