"I have found myself feeling so much better--notably so--in these
days since taking the shitake tincture; I am in amazement, and would like to
express my excitement and gratitude. I feel like I have a real tool for getting
For thousands of years, traditional Chinese and Japanese herbalists have treasured these mushrooms for their nutritional value and unique immune-boosting properties. Read more about how we grow our mushrooms and create our tinctures here.
Be advised that we cannot make any medical claims for our tinctures. The FDA has not evaluated or approved any of these mushrooms for medical purposes, however, there is increasing research to support their effects. Much of the information shared here includes the traditional uses of these mushrooms as well as personal experience. This information is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any specific disease.
Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is notable for its dramatic effects on lowering blood serum cholesterol. It also stimulates the immune system possessing anticancer, antitumor, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Recent research shows promise in having an inhibitory effect on cell destroying effects of the HIV virus.
Maitake (Grifola frondosa) mushroom has been used in traditional Eastern medicine as an immune system enhancer. Researchers have also indicated that Maitake has the ability to regulate blood pressure, glucose, insulin and both serum and liver lipids, such as cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids. May also be useful for weight loss.
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum… aka Lingzhi) Possesses anti-tumor, anti-cancer, immunomodulatory and immunotherapeutic qualities. It has also been found to inhibit platelet aggregation, and to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.
Mushroom Medley contains a blend of Shiitake, Maitake and Reishi mushrooms. All three boost immune function and show promise in lowering the risk of cancer or treating its symptoms. All three support cardiovascular health. While having many overlapping properties, each also has special areas of focus. This tincture is most recommended as a general adaptogenic tonic.
East/West Reishi This blend is a 50/50 mix of two Reishi species; Ganoderma tsugae known as "Song Shan Ling Zhi"' is our most common native Northeastern species, and the more widely used Ganoderma lucidum. Our native species (G.tsugai) has similar biochemistry and properties as the Reishi (G. lucidum).
Lion’s Mane (Hericium) has immunostimulating effects but has also shown promise in regeneration of damaged nerve cells, stimulation
of nerve growth factor (NGF) in the central and peripheral nervous system, repair of neurological degradation from senility, improves cognitive function, memory loss and reflexes.
Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) Active in protecting and enhancing the immune system. Possesses anti-tumor, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Helps to alleviate chemotherapy symptoms, and aids in pain relief. Increases energy and stamina.
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) Known for its full spectrum of immune-stimulating phytochemicals. It is rich in beta glucans which have immuno-modulating activities and readily promotes white blood cell activation. Chaga has shown promise as an anticancer agent as well as an antiviral agent. Alcohol extracts of Chaga have shown the capability to decrease the inflammation response in the body.
All tinctures are available in three sizes
2 oz. bottles for $17.00
4 oz bottles for $28.00
8 oz bottles for $48.00 (for refilling smaller dropper bottles)
Now available at GreenStar Natural Market and Bramble in Ithaca, NY
SHIITAKE MUSHROOM POWDER
Hawk Meadow Farm's Dried Shiitake Mushroom Powder. The powder consists of just one fabulous ingredient--sun-dried, pulverized log-grown shiitake mushrooms from our farm. Each 3 oz. jar contains the equivalent of one and a half pounds of fresh mushrooms!! The powder makes a flavorful, gluten-free addition and thickener for winter-y soups and gravies. Shiitakes provide a unique "Umami" experience and provide an explosion of flavors in any dish. Great as a meat rub, on your favorite pasta dish or in morning eggs. Perfect for the cook in your gift-giving circle, or for yourself as you plan your holiday menu. $25 / 3 ounce jar