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maitake

(mī-tä′kē, -kĕ)
n.
An edible polypore mushroom (Grifola frondosa) native to Japan and North America that produces large clusters of overlapping gray or brown fan-shaped caps, grows at the base of trees or in cultivation, and is prized in Japanese cuisine and used as a dietary supplement. Also called hen of the woods.

maitake

Herbal medicine
A mushroom (Grifola frondoa) that lowers blood pressure and enhances the immune system by increasing natural killer cell activity, increasing release of interleukin-1 and stimulating cytotoxic T cells; it inhibits growth of experimental tumours.
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Nanba, "Oral administration of soluble [beta]-glucans extracted from Grifola frondosa induces systemic antitumor immune response and decreases immunosuppression in tumor-bearing mice," International Journal of Cancer, vol.
Vetvickova, "Immune enhancing effects of WB365, a novel combination of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Maitake (Grifola frondosa) extracts," North American Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.
Sterol constituents from the fruit bodies of Grifola frondosa (Fr.) S.F.
Two herbal remedies I recommend to strengthen the immune system are astragalus, (Astragalus membranaceous) and the mushroom known as maitake or hen-of- the-woods (Grifola frondosa).
(20.) Zhao F, et al, Synergistic Apoptotic Effect of D-Fraction From Grifola frondosa and Vitamin C on Hepatocellular Carcinoma SMMC-7721 Cells.
Maitake (Grifola frondosa) is one of the most promising edible and medicinal mushroom, acting promoting the immune system against the tumorigenesis process.
They are usually found in a variety of species, including in the cell wall and endosperm of plants (1); baker's and brewer's yeasts of the Saccharomyces genus (2); various species of mushrooms such as shiitake (Lentinus edodesf) (3), maitake (Grifola frondosa) (4) and reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) (5); fungi such as Schizophyllan (Schizophyllum commune) (6), Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (1), Cryptococcus neoformans (8), and Cordyceps (9); bacteria such as Pneumocystis carinii (10); etc.
Among these edible mushrooms, Boletus aereus, Phellinus igniarius, Umbilicaria esculenta, Grifola frondosa, and Chroogomphus rutilus have relatively higher total phenolic and flavonoid contents and show comparatively higher antioxidant capacities [14].
In diabetic Wistar rats, the immunomodulatory effects of a mycelial submerged culture and the broth of Grifola frondosa mushrooms were explored on splenocytes and peripheral blood cells.
Previously, schizophyllan from Schizophyllum commune, grifolan from Grifola frondosa, and lentinan from Lentinula edodes [9, 10, 11] have been comprehensively studied for their therapeutic properties.
elata); chanterelles (Cantharellus cibariius); Ceps (Boletus edulis), also known as porcini; Maitake (Grifola Frondosa); Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus s.
Effect of Maitake (Grifola frondosa) D-fraction on the activation of NK cells in cancer patients.