Together with its ability to promote neuronal repair and regeneration, in vitro studies have shown Hericium erinaceus to promote nerve myelination, with the process of myelination beginning earlier and proceeding at a higher rate in the presence of H. erinaceus extract1.
H. erinaceus has obvious potential for MS. To date no clinical studies have been reported but 5-10g/day of H. erinaceus fruiting body has produced positive results in the author’s experience, with noted reductions in MS-associated neuropathic pain.
1. The influence of Hericium erinaceus extract on myelination process in vitro. Kolotushkina EV, Moldavan MG, Voronin KY, Skibo GG. Fiziol Zh. 2003;49(1):38–45.