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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Transformation of the edible basidiomycete Lentinus edodes by restriction enzyme-mediated integration of plasmid DNA.
Or you can grow a different mushroom like shiitakes (Lentinus edodes).
Influence of heat treatment on the antioxidant activities and polyphenolic compounds of Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) mushroom.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary in 2001, MPI launched a full spectrum line of medicinal mushroom supplements, including Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis), Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus), Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), Royal Agaricus (Agaricus blazei), Shiitake (Lentinus edodes), Tremella (Tremella fuciformis) and Turkey Tail (Coriolus versicolor), each fortified with D-Fraction and Bioperine[R], under the brand name Mushroom Wisdom[TM].
Protein constitutes 30 percent of the dry weight of Pleurotus mushrooms and 18 percent of Lentinus edodes, compared to 13 and 25 percent of wheat and milk, respectively (Ogundana and Okogbo 1981).
"Effect of shitake (Lentinus edodes) and maitake (Grifola frondosa) mushrooms on blood pressure and plasma lipids of spontaneously hypertensive rats." J Nutr Sci Vitaminol, 1987; 33:341-346.
Because of their beneficial effects on overall health and the immune system, several mushrooms have long been prized by Chinese and Japanese healers, including the polypores Ganoderma lucidum and Grifola umbellata and the shitake mushroom (Lentinus edodes).
Nature's Pride "DHEA 50 mg+" (product A; Nature's Products, Davie, FL) capsules contained DHEA (50 mg), suma (Pfaffia paniculata, 25 mg), Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng, 25 mg), muira pauma (Ptychopetalum olacoides, 25 mg), shitake mushroom concentrate (Lentinus edodes, 15 mg), and green tea extract (Camelia sinesis, 5 mg).