Maitake is one of my favourite tonic herbs to use for the immune system. If ever I or one of my clients feel less than 100% or feel an infection threatening to come on, then immediately starting a course of maitake is the priority in all such cases. It’s usually taken in a formulation along with reishi, agaricus and astragalus plus a supporting cast of other herbs.
Maitake helps to educate and strengthen the immune system. What’s interesting about the medicinal mushrooms – maitake, reishi, chaga, agaricus and so on – is that they help the immune system to work more efficiently and effectively. They don’t over-stimulate an already overactive immune system as herbs like echinacea sometimes do.
There’s a lot of research going on into the benefits of maitake at present because it seem to help with all kinds of serious diseases which I’m not allowed to mention in a public forum such as this. But I highly encourage you to look for yourself at the research being done into how maitake may help with the c word for instance.
To strengthen your immune system and to get you to a point of radiant health and safe from disease, I strongly recommend daily use of maitake. Try it!
Taste; sweet, bitter
Treasures; shen, chi
Organs; heart, spleen
Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.
Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.
Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.