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Shiitake: mushrooms, use, extract, properties, benefits and harms

Shiitake mushrooms are used in cooking consisting of Chinese, Korean and Japanese dishes.

Also preparations of shiitake mushrooms are used both in formal and in folk medicine. Most often used following dosage forms shiitake: tincture and dry extract.

Shiitake mushrooms are used in cosmetics in the composition of anti-aging cosmetics.

Contraindications and side effects

Shiitake mushroom is contraindicated for children up to 12-14 years of age, pregnant and nursing women, and people with a diagnosis of bronchial asthma (due to potential allergens). If you are hypersensitive to mushrooms possible allergic reaction.

In the shiitake mushroom, like all mushrooms contain indigestible substances, so the mushrooms should be consumed in moderation.

Before consuming shiitake you should consult with your doctor.

In cooking

Wood-shiitake mushrooms have an average of mushroom flavor and rich aroma, with a slight admixture of the odour of radish, which is amplified under the influence of temperature.

Mushrooms often sold in dried form, before cooking should be soaked in cold water. The mushroom cap is much softer than the rigid legs, so they are typically used.

Fresh shiitake mushrooms are consumed as raw,without cooking, and boiled and fried.

The Japanese consider the shiitake Champions among all the mushrooms to taste. Soups from dried mushrooms are a favorite Japanese dish.

In cosmetology

The first use of shiitake mushrooms in cosmetology is marked by healers in Ancient China. They noticed the positive effects of shiitake extract on the skin.

Substances included in the composition of shiitake mushrooms, normalize lipid balance of the skin, creates refreshing oily skin, and have a regenerating effect, narrow pores and help fight acne. Some modern cosmetics manufacturers include extract of shiitake in the composition of anti-aging masks, creams and serums.

In other areas

Shiitake is cultivated in the mountainous areas of Korea, the Russian Far East, Japan and China on the ancient classical method of wood-stumps of the shii tree.

How to grow shiitake mushrooms in artificial conditions several. One way is to grow shiitake mushrooms on pressed sawdust, mixed with mycelium. Mushrooms that are sold in stores, grown in this way.

However, medicinal properties have only grown in their natural habitat or cultivated on wooden decks shiitake mushrooms. Therefore, in the manufacture of medicines and dietary Supplements in the Eastern countries are only used extracts of mushrooms grown in the wild or in a classical way.

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