Throughout Asia, Maitake has funny nicknames:

“Ash flower”, “hen of the woods”, “ dancing mushroom ”… The latter has its origins in a Japanese legend: this mushroom is said to be so beneficial for health, particularly longevity, that the collectors started dancing when it was discovered. !

Used in Asia for millennia for its tonic virtues , its adaptogenic properties and its favorable action on health and longevity, this mushroom is one of the pillars of traditional pharmacopoeia . Formerly only found in forests, Maitake has been cultivated since the end of the 1970s. Currently, most of the production is carried out in Japan, China and the United States.

Its applications are today studied in many areas such as integrative support or the metabolic-endocrine system.