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Tincturing Lion's Mane without heat, will it still release the polysaccs? IE. is it effective as a neuro boost without the heat breaking down the wall? Also any special considerations for alcohol extracts of mycelium? Thanks for memories, Jelly
christopher hobbs and other herbalist's have methods where they use a double extraction, first a tincture then adding a decoction. That way you get both.. Very interesting in medicinal extractions, please post any experience you have with your tincture. Are you cultivating the Hericium?
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Aren't those compounds mycelial in origin? Extracting mycelium would probably be a better route?
That said 70% ethanolic extracts of Hericium erinaceus that I've made appear to be full of some thickening material I would think would fit it containing some sort of polysaccharides. I've never had them analyzed so do not know. I've also squeezed them and then cut the juice with 95% ethanol for a similar product but with abundant flocculence.