Agaricus


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Agaricus

(ă-gar'i-kŭs),
A large genus of mushrooms many of which are edible and others poisonous.
[L. agaricum, fr. G. agarikon, a tree fungus]
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Maitake and shiitake may be the most well known medicinal mushrooms with the most research, however, other mushrooms such as cordyceps, agaricus, oyster mushrooms and AHCC have received much attention over the past few years.
The ability of a natural organic whole food, such as Agaricus blazei Murill, to increase biologic survival, is a welcome development in healthcare as more and more people demand natural alternatives to prevent disease and potentially slow down the aging process," stated Marvin S.
Jamie Clarke, CEO of Clarke Energy: 'The strategic acquisition of GE's service hub and Agaricus Trading will enable us to support Jenbacher customers from sale through to engineering, installation and maintenance of their gas fuelled generation equipment.
1982) reported that spent Agaricus bisporus substrates could be used as sources of minerals for animals, as they are rich in major and trace minerals.
Richard Kerrigan under the Agaricus Recovery Program (ARP) (Kerrigan 2004).
2007) avaliaram o efeito da substituicao de um antibiotico por diferentes niveis do composto exaurido do cogumelo Agaricus blazei sobre o desempenho de frangos de corte, observando que as aves que nao receberam qualquer aditivo na dieta apresentaram os piores resultados de desempenho.
Beside, accumulating evidences imply that Agaricus blazei mushroom contain fatty acids as oleic, palmitic, linoleic and stearic which are the most effective components as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents (Takaku et al.
In one South Korean study, an extract of Agaricus blazei was given to 100 women on chemotherapy for cervical, ovarian, or endometrial cancer.
The Tokyo District Court on Friday found the president of a health food company and a former publishing house employee guilty of advertising and selling the Agaricus mushroom as an anticancer drug, even though the mushroom has not been approved for use as a pharmaceutical product.
Penn State Research Foundation (University Park, PA) has patented a highly effective, convenient, and expeditious genetic transformation system for filamentous fungi, such as Agaricus bisporus.
Maitake and Reishis can also lower cholesterol, while agaricus mushrooms aid digestion and hypertension.