Dried shiitake mushroom, exported for Japan and European markets for over 15 years
Shiitake mushroom is a kind of famous edible and medicinal fungi, it possesses the functions of reducing phlegm, regulating the flow of vital energy, invigorating the function of the spleen and stimulating the appetite, curing the rheumatism and anaemia as well as the liver protecting effect. The pharmacologists in successive dynasties reported the properties and pharmacological function of shiitake mushroom. For example, it was reported in the < Compendium of Materia Medica> that shiitake mushroom possesses the activity of regulating the flow of vital energy, starvation resisting, curing the rheumatism and anaemia”. In <Modern practical Chinese medicine>, it was regarded that shiitake mushroom is a medicine for supplementing the vitamin D, preventing the rickets and curing the anaemia.