Considered the ‘elixir of life’ by Japanese elders, this superfood mushroom is a nutrition powerhouse and one of the greatest mushrooms for immunity. We add this powerful extract to meals to lift flavour and keep everyone healthy.
The general consensus is that this is the most delicious of all of our extract powders, it's like the most delicious and nutritious mushroom stock powder you can imagine. We upgrade all of our soups, misos, stews and more with this incredible immune fortifier.
Shiitake bursts with amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Long prized in the Orient, traditionally harvested wild in China during the Ming Dynasty, however the Japanese worked out how to cultivate shiitake on logs. The suffix -’take’ means 'fruit of the mushroom' in Japanese and the prefix ‘shii’- refers to the type of tree the mushie grows on, in this case a Japanese tree similar to birch.
Shiitake replenishes Qi, nourishes blood and it is very supportive of the immune system. It's also an amazing anti-ageing mushroom, assisting in preserving the vitality of the skin. It is also an overall restorative, useful in times of healing and convalescence.
Like many of the medicinal mushrooms, shiitake has a sweet and neutral flavour and action, and supports the Lung, Spleen and Stomach meridians and the Wei Qi (which loosely correlates to our surface immunity). It is loved in TCM for its capacity to replenish Qi and nourishes Blood, as well as for dissolving Damp and Stagnation (it's great for helping clear up phlegm). Shiitake has been cultivated in China since at least the Sung Dynasty (960-1127) and has been in use in Japan since at least 199 AD.
SuperFeast Shiitake is sourced from the Zhejiang and Guizhou regions of China. It is grown exclusively on mature hard broadleaf wood chips, sun dried and carefully water extracted.
Shiitake is contraindicated for those who are allergic to culinary mushrooms. No information on the safety of shiitake during pregnancy or lactation has been identified in the scientific or traditional literature.
Store below 30°C.
Keep out of reach of children.
Packed in Australia from imported ingredients.
Talk to a TCM practitioner/health professional if you are unsure if this medicine is right for you.