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Shiitake

Also indexed as:Fungi (Shiitake), Hua Gu, Lentinus edodes
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Common names:
Fungi (Shiitake), Hua Gu
Botanical names:
Lentinus edodes

Side Effects

Shiitake has an excellent record of safety but has been known to induce temporary diarrhea and abdominal bloating when used in high amounts (above 15–20 grams per day). Its safety during pregnancy and breast feeding has not yet been established.

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