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Sterol constituents from the fruit bodies of Grifola frondosa
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 .
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.