Lion’s Mane Liquid Culture – Hericium erinaceus

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A 10ml Syringe containing live Lion’s Mane liquid culture to grow your own mushrooms.


  1. Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceous)

The lion’s mane-looking mushrooms appear white and shaggy, containing bioactive substances which have beneficial effects on the body. Here are some of its medical uses:

  • Lion’s mane contains two kinds of compounds; hericenones and erinacines, both of which are involved in stimulating the growth of brain cells, aiding in degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. It can potentially promote nerve growth and prevent memory loss.
  • The anti-inflammatory effects of Lion’s mane can reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety and boost the mood.
  • Its role in nerve stimulation can also enable the user to recover faster from a spinal or brain injury.
  • This kind of mushroom is helpful in protecting from stomach ulcers that can be formed due to the overgrowth of H. pylori or by overuse of NSAIDs. They can also prevent the development of alcohol-induced stomach ulcers.
  • According to some research, this mushroom is effective in lowering triglyceride levels and boosting fat metabolism. These factors ultimately lead to better cardiac health. Another compound in Lion’s mane called hericenone B is useful in decreasing the rate of blood clotting and hence prevents strokes and myocardial infarction.
  • For diabetic patients, Lion’s mane mushrooms can be of benefit by lowering blood glucose levels and assisting in diabetic management. It can also potentially reduce diabetic nerve pain.
  • These mushrooms may offer some help in fighting cancer by killing off the cancerous cells and retarding the rate of their spread.
  • The anti-oxidant attributes of Lion’s mane mushrooms may help decrease the severity of chronic diseases.

Lion’s Mane, also known as Hericium erinaceus, is a type of edible mushroom that is widely consumed in many parts of the world. It is also known by other names such as “bearded tooth mushroom,” “pom pom mushroom,” and “hedgehog mushroom.” It is a unique-looking mushroom with long, white, shaggy spines that resemble the mane of a lion, hence its name.

Lion’s Mane is known for its potential health benefits, particularly for its ability to support brain function and nerve health. It contains compounds known as hericenones and erinacines that have been shown to stimulate the production of nerve growth factor (NGF) in the brain, which is essential for the growth and maintenance of neurons.

In addition to its potential health benefits, Lion’s Mane is also a delicious culinary ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes, from stir-fries and soups to pasta and salads. ©

Cooking With Lions Mane

Lion’s Mane mushroom, is a unique and highly nutritious mushroom that is highly valued for its potential health benefits. However, many people are also intrigued by the flavor of this mushroom, which is often described as being similar to seafood, with a subtle sweet and nutty taste.


The taste of Lion’s Mane mushroom is not overpowering, making it a versatile ingredient in many dishes. It can be consumed raw or cooked, and it pairs well with a variety of flavors, such as garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil. The texture of the mushroom is also noteworthy, as it is often compared to that of cooked lobster or crab meat, making it an ideal ingredient for vegan or vegetarian seafood dishes.


When cooked, Lion’s Mane mushroom can have a slightly crispy or crunchy texture on the outside, with a tender and juicy center. The mushroom’s unique shape, which resembles a lion’s mane, makes it an attractive ingredient that can add visual appeal to a dish. When consumed raw, the mushroom has a delicate, slightly chewy texture, which can be enjoyed on its own or added to salads or sandwiches.


One of the reasons why Lion’s Mane mushroom is often compared to seafood is because of its umami flavor profile. Umami is the fifth taste, alongside sweet, sour, salty, and bitter, and is often described as a savory or meaty taste. It is found naturally in many foods, including meat, seafood, soy sauce, and mushrooms, and is highly valued in many cuisines for its ability to enhance the overall flavor of a dish.


In addition to its umami flavor, Lion’s Mane mushroom also has a subtle sweetness and nuttiness, which can complement many different ingredients. When cooked with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, for example, the mushroom’s umami flavor is enhanced, while the sweetness and nuttiness of the mushroom help to balance out the dish.


Some people have also noted that Lion’s Mane mushroom has a slightly earthy or woody flavor, which can be more pronounced when the mushroom is consumed raw. However, this flavor is not overpowering and can be balanced out with other ingredients or seasonings.


Overall, the flavor of Lion’s Mane mushroom is unique, versatile, and highly valued in many cuisines. Its subtle sweet and nutty taste, combined with its umami flavor profile and delicate texture, make it a popular ingredient in many dishes, from stir-fries and soups to salads and sandwiches. Whether consumed raw or cooked, Lion’s Mane mushroom is a flavorful and nutritious addition to any meal.©

IDEAL GROWING CONDITIONS: Lion’s Mane (Hericium Erinaceus)

Substrate: Supplemented Hardwood Sawdust

Colonisation Temperature: 21°C – 24°C

Pinning Temperature: 15°C – 24°C

Pinning Humidity: 95%

Fruiting Temperature: 15°C – 24°C

Fruiting Humidity: 85-90%


10ml liquid culture syringe containing living mycelium of Lion’s Mane mushroom. (Hericium erinaceus)

Sterile alcohol wipe.
18G sterile needle for injection into chosen medium or grow kit.
Sealed in a zip lock bag.

All of our liquid cultures are prepared fresh for every order in our lab and we always use a laminar flow hood when carrying out all work to ensure clean cultures & packages.


Liquid culture is a a nutrient rich broth made up of distilled water, mixed with light malt extract dextrose and honey to create a mix for the mycelium to feed on. You can think of mycelium as the mushroom seed, this can then be used to inoculate a grow kit or substrate mix to start grow mushrooms.

We regularly test all of our liquid cultures on agar and grain to guarantee you only get the highest quality culture.


Different mushrooms require different care and conditions to grow, but with the right conditions and coupled with our liquid cultures and grow kits, you can grow your own mushroom easy! We offer a wide variety of easy to use grow kits and mushroom growing substrates. We’ve done all the hard work to save you the time and energy. By growing mushrooms in bags this way you can have more control over the environment throughout the whole growing cycle than if you were to grow outside. Lion’s mane liquid culture


We recommend using your Lion’s Mane liquid culture as soon as possible to ensure maximum freshness and healthy growth. but If you cannot use it right away then we advise storing your culture in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.




Additional information

Weight 0.020 kg
Dimensions 24 × 15 × 2 cm

6 reviews for Lion’s Mane Liquid Culture – Hericium erinaceus

  1. 5 out of 5

    Daniel (store manager)

    Everything was perfect as usual. Very generous seller. Will be back again

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brian Greaney (verified owner)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Claudia (verified owner)

    Replicating very quick and healthy! Arrived super fast after ordering.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Duane (verified owner)

    Not only fast and easy experience, but great advice from Garfield on getting started on my new project. Thank you so much!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    So far so culture is looking healthy .

    Keep up the good work🤘💚🍀🇮🇪

  6. 5 out of 5

    Warren Hodgkinson (verified owner)

    Delivered as ordered. Will know more when they fruit

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