Lion’s mane mushrooms (Hericium erinaceus) are white, globe-shaped fungi that have long, shaggy spines. People can eat them or take them in the form of supplements. Research suggests that they may offer a range of health benefits, including reduced inflammation and improved cognitive and heart health.
Asian cultures use these mushrooms regularly for medical and culinary purposes. It can be found in health food stores as an extract in supplement form, and it is sold as a fungus. Both are beneficial to health.