(Antler Fungus Family)
This herb is said to have aphrodisiac effects.
It is also used to strengthen immunity in those who have undergone chemotherapy or are recovering from a debilitating disease. In such cases it is used to boost energy levels and endurance.
This herb is also said to boost the ability of the immune system’s T cells and macrophages to engulf and destroy invaders which may be beneficial in the fighting cancer. It may also be beneficial in treating high cholesterol because it increases the heart’s strength while slowing the pulse, and it raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good”) cholesterol levels while lowering total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol levels.
Fungus is harvested in early summer and used in tablets and tinctures.
CAUTIONS: Not for use if you have hormone-sensitive disorder such as breast or prostate cancer, or are using anticoagulant drugs.