Pon (Hericium Erinaceus)
a shape of monkey's (or bear's) head, it also named bear's head
hericium or monkey head. White when fresh while brown when dried.
One of the most famous mushroom in Chinese history. It is also
one of the four most famous Chinese dishes.
The main components
in pom pon is polysaccharide and Hericenones. Also rich in protein,
polysaccharide and amino acid, especially Glutamic acid (0.6422mg/g).
It is also one
of the earlist researched mushroom in Chinese herbal medicine. It
is reported constant consumption of it can be helpful to cancers,
nervousness, tumors and depressed immune function etc. Clinic trial
test reveals Hericium Erinaceus polysauharides-HEP is effective
in anti-tumors by enhancing various immune system functions rather
than attacking the tumor cells directly. At the same time, the hericenones
can improve the composition of Nerve Growth Factors NGF, which is
strong in prevention of nervousness and aging.