This common lawn weed (not to be confused with the tropical fruit also called plantain) is not only a great medicinal plant that can be used topically to soothe burns, stings, rashes, and wounds, but is also a great edible green for the table.
サルノコシカケ (Monkey's Chair) = "Ganoderma Applanatum" - it's not edible. Make tea by cut it into small pieces and cook couple hours with low heat, and adding water at time to time to make tea extract. Tea extract and hot water in the cup to make tea. White bottom (dark color bottom is not good) is believe to be works against the cancer and here are some more information: http://www.sansaikinoko.com/kosikake/koe.html http://www.kinoco-zukan.net/kofukisarunokoshikake.php