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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

an herbal product derived from a mushroom that is native to Japan.
uses It is used as an immunostimulant and as a treatment for diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and obesity. It is probably safe, but there is no reliable information related to efficacy.
contraindications It is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation, in children, or in those with known hypersensitivity until more information is available.

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.

maitake (mī·täˑ·kē),

n Latin name:
Grifola frondosa; part used: fruiting body (mushroom); uses: adaptogen, chemopreventive effects, immuno-modulator, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, cholesterol, obesity, cancer, AIDS; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children. Also called
dancing mushroom, king of mushrooms, monkey's bench, or
shelf fungi.
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Effects of niacin-bound chromium, Maitake mushroom fraction SX and (-)-hydroxycitric acid on the metabolic syndrome in aged diabetic Zucker fatty rats.
A possible hypoglycaemic effct of maitake mushroom on Type 2 diabetic patients.
The Japanese maitake mushroom (Grifola frondisa) contains beta-glucan, and it may therefore fight cancer and improve the health of people suffering from HW, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and obesity.
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Because of experience with beta glucans from oats, it is not too surprising that maitake mushroom, which contains an abundance of beta glucan fibers also affects insulin sensitivity.
We assessed whether fraction SX derived from maitake mushroom could play a beneficial role in the treatment of a laboratory model of type-1 diabetes by decreasing circulating glucose levels and lowering blood pressure (BP).
Antitumor activity of orally administered D-fraction from maitake mushroom.
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Maitake D-fraction, a highly purified [beta]-glucan extracted from the maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa), stimulates natural killer (NK) cell activity.
As Donna Noonan, vice president at Maitake Products, Inc points out, "Our flagship products [D-Fraction and SX-Fraction] are time-tested and well researched standardized extract products from the maitake mushroom.
7-25) The maitake mushroom, indigenous to the northeastern part of Japan, is an especially rich source of beta-glucans.
Among them, we were particularly interested in "D-fraction" (DF), a bioactive extract from maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa).