🦁LION’S MANE || l. Hericium erinaceus .
Let’s talk about BRAIN FOOD baby!!! If there were ever foods that could help your memory and improve mood, nourishing our nervous systems with novel nutrients they need to protect nerve pathways & create new neural networks.. Neurogenesis, neuroplasticity... it’s MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS, here, specifically, (and scientifically proven to be nootropic - memory & cognitive function enhancing) Lion’s Mane. .
Lion’s mane is also a helpful food medicine for individuals with heart disease, diabetes // metabolic syndrome, auto-immunity, immune deficiency & cancer attributed to their beta-glucan polysaccharide content. .
Mycelium cover our earth, fungus literally waiting for the opportunity - the perfect conditions, in complex symbiotic relationships with all living things, patiently holding readiness to blossom when the time is right. These beautiful fruits can help us on our own journey too, they each have such loving energetics that I am excited to get to know more intimately as I continue to study plant & fungal medicine. .
Did you know mushrooms come in all different shapes and sizes? Lions Mane reminds me a bit of coral or something you might find under the sea. .
We enjoyed this delicious mushroom for breakfast a few weeks ago - wild mushrooms are sometimes difficult to come by, we were lucky enough to purchase this lovely cultivated one from @onebigtableshop & support an awesome local grower. 🍄