Guest Vlad Posted January 7, 2011 Report Share Posted January 7, 2011 Grifola frondosa, commonly called Hen of the Woods, but I prefer the Japanese name Maitake. It has more class. In my opinion this is a classy mushroom. I usually dry it in a food dehydrator and store it in air tight containers. I use it in the winter for stews but prefer to use it to make medicinal tea and then throw the mushroom out. It is kinda tough for an old guy with few teeth left:) It makes a very pleasant mushroom smelling and tasting drink, by boiling it for about half an hour or so. Here is a quote from Wikipedia: “Researchers have also indicated that whole maitake has the ability to regulate blood pressure, glucose, insulin, and both serum and liver lipids, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids, and may also be useful for weight loss.” All I know is that I feel better after a glass of Maitake tea. Guill, have you any information on medicinal properties of this mushroom? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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