Information and Facts on Shiitake Mushroom

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Shiitake is used in traditional Oriental medicine to prevent high blood pressure and heart disease and to reduce blood cholesterol levels. The Shiitake Mushroom is adaptogenic in nature promoting both vitality and longevity and is useful in increasing the production of interferon, thus reducing the possibility of tumor development. The shiitake is also an anti-viral, which helps the body excrete excess cholesterol and as such, helps prevent heart disease. Studies suggest that these mushrooms may work by enhancing the immune system's ability to fight against infection. The Shiitake Mushroom is a large brown mushroom which is good for soup stock. Before eating, remove the woody stems. Shiitake needs a longer cooking time than other mushrooms due to its toughness. The Shiitake Mushroom contains an anti-viral substance, known as lentinan, that stimulates the immune system, as well as activating the T-helper cells and the macrophages. 

Japanese experiments have found lentinan to be more powerful than the prescription anti-viral drug, Amantadine. The shiitake mushroom stimulates a person's immune system to produce more interferon, which is a natural compound that fights viruses and often used as a treatment against cancer. 

Shiitake Mushroom, also known as:

  • Forest mushroom,
  • Lentinus edodes
Shiitake Mushroom is used for:
 

 

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