shiitake mushroom

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shiitake mushroom

Herbal medicine
A meaty medicinal mushroom that contains protein, B vitamins, cortinelin (an antibacterial) and lentinan—a polysaccharide complex that stimulates the immune system, and is thought to be responsible for shiitake’s anticarcinogeic properties. Shitake is used for hypertension and to stimulate the immune system in patients with AIDS, cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.
 
Fringe oncology
Shiitake mushrooms have been used to treat cancer, using proprietary extracts (e.g., PSK and Lentinan).
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Medicinal value of Lentinus edodes (Berk) Sing (Agaricomycetideae): a literature review.
Inhibition of mouse sarcoma 180 by polysaccharides from Lentinus edodes (Berk.
Shetty, K, Vattem, D A 2003 Ellagic acid production and phenolic antioxidant activity in cranberry pomace (Vaccinium macrocarpon) mediated by Lentinus edodes using a solid -- state system Process Biochemistry 39: 367-379
Deterioration and some of applied preservation techniques for common mushrooms (agaricus bisporus, followed by lentinus edodes, pleurotus spp.
Both Lentinus edodes and Astragalus membranaceus fed groups showed lower cecal oocyst output.
Health benefits, including the lowering of plasma total cholesterol levels, have been demonstrated with Agaricus blazei, Grifola frondosa, Lentinus edodes, and Flammulina Velutipes [10].
50]) (a) of Lentinus edodes aqueous extracts on MCF-7 and fibroblast cell lines L.
Extracellular enzymes produced by the cultivated mushroom, Lentinus edodes, during degradation of lignocellulosic medium.
Algunos de los hongos hasta el momento estudiados son: Lentinus edodes, Volvariella volvacea (Cheung y Cheung, 2005; Cheung et al.
Effect of the nutrient composition on dye decolorisation and extracellular enzyme production by Lentinus edodes on solid medium.
World production of cultivated edible and medicinal mushroom in 1997 with emphasis on Lentinus edodes (Berk.
For a long time Shiitake was known as Lentinus edodes (Berk.