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50 Count Maitake Plug Spawn (grifola frondosa)

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50 Count Maitake Plug Spawn (grifola frondosa)
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Maitake  is a mushroom found growing wild in Japan and in
forests in the eastern  part of North America, where it grows on dying or
already dead hardwood  trees. The word maitake means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese; the  mushroom was given this name because people were supposed to have
danced  for joy when they found it. It is also called “hen-in-the woods” some can reach the size of beach balls and larger. Because maitake comes from  the Polypores group, it produces a bunch of leaf-like clumps that are  intertwined. During Japan’s feudal era, maitake was used as currency;  the daimyo, or provincial nobles, would exchange maitake for its weight  in silver from the shogun, the military ruler of Japan. Although  the Chinese and Japanese have used maitake in cooking and healing for  centuries, it is only in the last 20 years that studies have been  conducted concerning its functions. Maitake’s main functions are  activating the immune system and acting as an anti-tumor agent. Maitake  is known as an adaptogen and tonic, and as such it aids healthy people  to keep their levels of blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and  weight normal. The beta glucan in maitake is a cell-surface  carbohydrate. This means beta glucan aids cell communication in specific  circumstances. As a polysaccharide, this glucan activates the white  blood cells, called macrophages, which in turn devour microorganisms  that produce disease, as well as tumors.

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