Professor Frederic Meunier, from the Queensland Brain Institute, said his team have identified new active compounds from the Lion's Mane mushroom [Hericium Erinaceus], which can improve brain cell growth and memory, according to pre-clinical trials.
“Pre-clinical testing found the Lion’s Mane mushroom had a significant impact on the growth of brain cells and improving memory."
Lion's Mane, referred to as Hou Tou Gu in China, has played a role in Ancient Chinese Medicine before it was introduced to the west. According to Ancient Chinese Medicine, Lion's Manes unique power supports all five internal organs - Liver, Spleen, Lung, Heart & Kidney. It is also hailed to combat the deficiency of Qi, or “life force” due to it containing large amounts of NGF