Hericium erinaceus

Bearded tooth – The gastrointestinal mucosa plays a central role in our immune system. Hericium strengthens it.

Hericium plays a significant role in strengthening the gastrointestinal mucosa, which acts as a protective barrier against environmental toxins. This also makes it more difficult for allergy-causing food components to pass through the intestinal walls, which is important especially for counteracting food intolerances, all kinds ofallergiesskin conditions such as neurodermatitis and immune system weakness.

The intestinal mucosa plays a significant role in the stabilisation, regulation and development of the immune system. Here defence cells are produced not only remain in the intestines but also spread via blood circulation.

More informations about Hericium

"Whoever constantly suffers from heartburn knows what I’ve been going through. The permanent consumption of antacids additionally damaged my liver. After taking Hericium mushroom capsules for only a short while I started to feel a lot better. Since then, I have neither stomach pain nor oesophageal problems". K. B.


Hericium has soothing and anti-inflammatory effects on gastric and intestinal mucosa, which make it a great support in the treatment of gastritis, reflux, heartburn or over-acidification. It can also work positively on chronic inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Hericium´s anti-carcinogenic properties can be observed especially by sarcoma 180, stomach cancer, colon cancer or oesophageal cancer. The mushroom can also soothe mucosal injuries caused by chemo or radiotherapy and ease and reinforce the irritated mucosal membranes.

Studies have shown that Hericium stimulates nerve growth factor (NGF) through its components hericenone and erinacine (a diterpenoid). This is very significant for nerve regeneration. NGF ensures that the myelin sheaths are reconstructed to nourish and protect the neural cells. This is particularly supportive for peripheral nerve damage caused by trauma or metabolic processes, but also for damage to the central nervous system caused by strokes, trauma, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Moreover, NGF regulates the TH 1/TH 2 immune response in the central nervous system. This is highly beneficial in particular for autoimmune processes in the nervous system such as e.g. multiple sclerosis. Moreover, a specific polysaccharide contained by Hericium promotes neuronal differentiation and neural cell survival.Hericium acts as tonic for nerves. Its positive implementation has been reported for anxiety, stress, restlessness, sleeplessness and memory lapses. The mushroom is particularly supportive and soothing if our digestion is affected by an irritable stomach or colon caused by stress.

Verified effects from research

      • The polysaccharides contained in Hericium have anti-carcinogenic properties.

      • The production of nerve growth factors is increased. The peripheral nerves are regenerated by degenerative neuronal diseases.

Application in Traditional Chinese Medicine

      • gastric disorders

      • gastrointestinal tumours


  • Takashi Mizuno et al.: "Antitumour-active Polysaccharides Isolated from the Fruiting Body of Hericium erinaceum, an Edible and Medicinal Mushroom Called yamabushitake or houtou."; Biosci. Biotech. Biochem., 56 (2), 347-348, 1992
  • Hiromichi Kenmoku et al.: "Erinacine Q, a New Erinacine from Hericium erinaceum, and its Biosynthetic Route to Erinacine C in the Basidiomycete; Biosci."; Biotech. Biochem., 66(3), 571-575, 2002
  • Eun Woo Lee et al.: "Two Novel Diterpenoids, Erinacines H and I from the Mycelia of Hericium erinaceum; Biosci."; Biotech. Biochem.; 64(11), 2402-2405, 2000
  • Stamets, P.: "MycoMedicinals: An Informational Treatise on Mushrooms"; Myco Media, 2002
  • Prof. Dr. med. Ivo Bianchi: "Moderne Mykotherapie"; Hinckel Druck, 2008
  • Kawagishia, H. et al.: "Anti-Dementia Effects of a low polarity fraction extracted from Hericium Erinaceum"; Japan
  • Wong K. et al.: 2Functional Recovery Enhancement Following Injury to Rodent Peroneal Nerve by Lion´s Mane Mushroom Hericium erinaceus."; University of Malaya, Malaysia


The effects described are based on the ingestion of medicinal mushroom powder which is prepared from the whole mushroom. Please seek advice from your therapist before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.