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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According to Steve Meyerowitz in Power Juices Super Drinks (Kensington Publishing Corp., 2000), "Elderberry has remarkable properties that actually stop the flu virus from replicating, and the lentinan content of the shiitake mushroom stimulates the production of the valuable immune protein interferon."