Shiitake the healing mushroom


The article offers information on health benefits associated with shiitake mushrooms along with a recipe for Shiitake Pita Sandwiches. The health benefits of this fungus have been traced to two m...

Inhibition of Human Colon Carcinoma Development by Lentinan from Shiitake Mushrooms (Lentinus edodes)


Objectives: Lentinan was extracted from shiitake mushrooms (Lentinus edodes) via a new cost-effective procedure that resulted in high purity (88%) and yield. Unlike previous reports whereby the l...

Inhibition of Growth and Induction of Apoptosis in Human Cancer Cell Lines by an Ethyl Acetate Fraction from Shiitake Mushrooms


Objective: Shiitake ( Lentinus edodes) mushrooms have been reported to have cancer-preventing properties. However, little research has been conducted verifying the antitumor activities of "mycoch...

Mushroom medicine


These earthy delicacies are not only delicious--they treat cancer, AIDS and more.

THE WORD FUNGUS often brings to mind such unsalutary and fearsome growths as the white fuzz on a loaf of stale bread and the mildew in a moist shower stall. Farmers know fungal parasites can devastate food crops such as corn, rice, wheat and rye. But some types of fungi are not only not harmful, they are healing--notably, certain varieties of mushrooms.

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