Six cancer-fighting medicinal mushrooms

Nalini, C. (2012, January 12). Six cancer-fighting medicinal mushrooms. Huffpost Healthy Living. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 

Never under-estimate the power of fungus! These miniature organisms together form a variety of medicinal mushrooms that more prevailing than we assume. Medicinal mushrooms have a long medicinal history and have been used for millennia in many parts of Asia. Out of the numerous genus and species, six have been well-researched and shown to be help fight cancer while augmenting immune response.

1.    Ganoderma Reishi Mushroom – “The mushroom of immortality”

2.    Shitake – The black forest tree mushroom

3.    Coriolus versicolour – The “Turkey tail mushroom”

4.    Cordyceps sinensis – Dong Chong Xia Cao

5.    Maitake – The cloud mushroom

6.    Chaga – The black tree fungus

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Medicinal mushrooms like reishi, maitake can help fight cancer

Adams, M. (2009, October 23). Medicinal mushrooms like reishi, maitake can help fight cancer. Natural News. Retrieved from http://www.naturalnews.com/

Medicinal mushrooms have long been used in Asia as an energy tonic to help promote longevity and overall health. Amongst the many types of medicinal mushrooms, including Maitake, Cordyceps, and Shiitake, Reishi is one of the most versatile medicinal mushrooms. Medicinal mushrooms have been shown to improve specific immune markers and contribute significantly to healing processes by stimulating the body’s immune system. They contain high concentration of fiber and act as prebiotic, antioxidant, and antibiotics. They hold anti-hyperlipidemic, hypotensive, and hypoglycemic ability in addition to helping many health conditions such as asthma, ulcers, and kidney inflammation. Furthermore, medicinal mushrooms are potent antagonists that helps diminish the formation of cancerous cells and compounds.

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Can mushrooms help people with cancer?

“People in Asia have long turned to mushrooms for their purported health benefits. One fungus in particular is becoming increasingly popular in North America for the same reasons. Known in Japan as the “king herb” and in China as “God’s herb”, reishi is praised by many for its alleged immune-enhancing properties.”
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Fungus studied as cancer fighter

“In traditional Chinese medicine, reishi is taken to enhance memory, fight fatigue and increase longevity. Recently reishi has been touted as a remedy for cancer, HIV, Hepatitis B, herpes, altitude sickness, high blood pressure and diabetes. ”
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Helping The Public Deal with Cancer Nature’s Way to Prevention and Recovery

Despite the medical marvels of the 21st century, cancer continues to affect millions of people on a daily basis, causing severe physiological and emotional damage, often resulting in tragic death. Once thought to be a singular disease, cancer is in fact hundreds of diseases with similar etiology and characteristics. When those dearest to us develop cancer, it is common to believe there is little hope for the future. Or so we think.

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Studies show reishi mushrooms benefit people stricken with a variety of ailments, from high blood pressure to AIDS

Veracity, D. (2007, January 25). Studies show reishi mushroom benefit people stricken with a variety of ailments, from high blood pressure to AIDS. Natural News. Retrieved from http://www.naturalnews.com/

Hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthenia-type syndromes, allergies, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, antioxidant, stress, memory and concentration, muscle aches, arthritis, cancer etc. Mentioned above are only some, out of an extensive list, of ailments in which Reishi can help prevent and relief. Reishi may sound like a cure-all and is almost too good to be true. However, this exotic mushroom has truly withstood the test of time. In the East, Reishi has been a traditional equilibrium-enhancing remedy used to help nourish the heart, pacify the spirit, and revitalize the body. In the West, extensive research has proven many of Reishi’s medicinal application. Polysaccharide, canthaxanthin, sterols, ganoderic acids, coumarin, mannitol, lanostan, hydrocortisone, and glucan are only a few of the identified active constituents that contribute to the role of how Reishi can maintain the body’s equilibrium while experiencing physical, emotional, and energetic threats. Many others have yet to be isolated.

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