Shiitake mushroom is a favored ingredient in Asian cooking. It not only enhances the flavor of food, but also carries long-cherished nutritional and medicinal benefits such as immune-boosting, antiviral and anticancer activities.
As a key ingredient included in our product Botano Guard™ and Immune Rebalancer, shiitake mushroom, the common Japanese name for Lentinus edodes, derives from the mushroom associated with the “shii” tree (Castanopsis cuspidate Schottky) and “take,” the Japanese word for mushroom. Because Japan is the world leader in production of this type of mushroom, the mushroom is now widely known by this name. These mushrooms are renowned in Far East countries (e.g., Japan, China, Korea, Thailand) as a food and medicine for thousands of years.
Traditional Uses of Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes)
Modern Research - Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes)
These mushrooms contain a large variety of biologically active polysaccharides with immunostimulatory properties, which contribute to their anticancer effects.
This review highlights some of the recently isolated and identified substances of higher Basidiomycetes mushrooms origin that express promising antitumor, immune modulating, cardiovascular and hypercholesterolemia, antiviral, antibacterial, and antiparasitic effects.
Inhibition of the infectivity and cytopathic effect of human immunodeficiency virus by water-soluble lignin in an extract of the culture medium of Lentinus edodes mycelia (LEM).
The water-soluble lignin in LEM (the extract of the solid culture medium of Lentinus edodes mycelia) has been known to have antiviral and immunopotentiating activities in vivo and in vitro.
Low-dose supplementation with active hexose correlated compound improves the immune response to acute influenza infection in C57BL/6 mice.
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