Lion’s Mane for the Win


Lion’s Mane for the Win

How do I love Lion’s Mane, oh let me count the ways!

Take a walk with me in the depths of a lush forest. 

Among the dark green foliage, and brown tree trunks lies this astounding mushroom.

A striking appearance; adorned with cascading white spines reminiscent of a lion’s majestic mane. 

This unique mushroom, known as Lion’s Mane, has captivated people for centuries with its varied characteristics and applications.

Growing from the wounds

This beauty grows on trees and is often found in unhealed wounds like broken-off branches or damaged bark. 

Although Lion’s Mane often grows on dead and decaying trees, it can also be found on live trees in hardwood forests & woodlands. 

This mushroom is relatively easy to grow and cultivate assuming the temperature is right and the hardwood is present, basically late summer in North America, Europe, or Asia.

Why would I mention areas of cultivation and climate? 

Because this mushroom happens to be deliciously edible too.

Lion’s Mane steak, a vegan delicacy

Should you have access to fresh Lion’s Mane, I do urge you to look up a recipe online and treat yourself.

Thick slices on the grill make for a wonderful Lion’s Mane steak that will surely impress you and your guests.

The consistency of this mushroom is similar to lobster while being fully vegan. Another win/win combination for your next dinner party.

So far, we’ve discovered that Lion’s Mane looks good, tastes good,  and is relatively accessible. Surely that is plenty for one mushroom, right?

Wait, there’s more

Used by Buddhist Shaolin monks in their ancient practices to aid with meditation and awakening. 

A lot of research is being carried out on the potential benefits of this astounding fungus.

Currently, most of these studies have not been carried out on humans but the results are intriguing.

Perhaps one of the better-known ambassadors of the Lion’s Mane mushroom is Paul Stamets

He’s done a lot of research and brought a lot of attention to the magic that might lay within this functional fungi.

Whether you like to call it Lion’s Mane, Hericium erinaceus, mountain-priest mushroom, bearded tooth fungus, or bearded hedgehog, be sure to try some.

It’s a great supplement to help you on a day-to-day basis and is especially great when traveling. 

Effective when used daily or as an impressively delicious meal, Lion’s Mane is a winner.

Have tried Lion’s Mane yet? If you made your first meal, be sure to post the photos/questions, and/or personal progress reports on our Facebook group and Discord channel.

I can’t wait to see what you’ve cooked up.


As always, flow strong.

Asha ✨


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  • Just wondering where do you get fresh lm, are they available online?
    Are they expensive?
    Can one overdose?
    I started with lm a year ago. It was from Swanson, I mentioned earlier about my poetry writing which probably was triggered by lm.
    I have been on microdose pro lm for more than a month.
    We have lots of forests around where I live. Maybe I ll try and find some in Autumn.

    • Asha Sultana
      27 August 2023 12:11

      Hi Chak,

      Yes, you can find Lion’s Mane grow kits online, they are likely sold by gourmet/edible mushroom suppliers.
      There is no risk of ‘overdose’ with Lion’s Mane.

      Lion’s Mane is a nootropic like psilocybin but is NOT psychoactive and also there is no known toxic dose.

      It’s safe to travel with and delicious to make as a meal.

      Keep us posted if you’ve found some and also included it in your diet!


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