Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa) 1lb/454g BULK Herbal Tea - Maria Treben's Authentic™ Herbs of the World
Latin (botanical) name: Grifola frondosa
Common names: Maitake, Dancing Mushroom, Mushroom, Hen of the Woods
Plant Description: Maitake mushrooms grow deep in the mountains of northeastern Japan. It is also found in the United States, east of the Rocky Mountains. Maitake is a very large mushroom, and can grow to the size of a basketball. It is easily recognizable because of its gray-brown, fan-shaped, wavy caps which are organized in large clusters of rosettes. The surface of the pores is yellowish-white and runs down the stem system. The stem branches are smooth, white, and tough. Maitake is usually found near the bases of hardwood stumps. It also lives on decaying deciduous logs and stumps, and occasionally on living deciduous trees.
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.