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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Medicinal Uses of Some Common Mushrooms

Posted by Shakil Shaukat On Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mushrooms are the beautiful and intricate fungi which have their usefulness and disadvantages. On one hand, they are edible but on the other hand they are parasitic, saprophytic and toxic through even a single bite to human. 
Medicinal mushroom "Flammulina velutipes"
Flammulina velutipes
Here we are going to present an account of medical importance of some of the popular mushrooms that have been used in treatment of ailments since ancient times.

 Role of Edible  Mushrooms for the Cure of Diseases
Oyster mushroom
Protection against cancer, cure of renal failure
Polyporus officinalis
Applied externally to stop bleeding, chronic catarrh disease of the breast and lungs.
Boletus laricis
Flamed eyes, inflammation of the throats
Fomes fomentarius
Rapid coagulation of blood
Volvariella volvacea
Used to reduce blood pressure and also act against tumor cells
Agaricus muscaria
Tincture for swollen glands, epilepsy and various diseases
Heart ailments and rheumatoid arthritis
Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
Anti-tumor, cholesterol lowering, and antiviral properties
Enoki (Flammulina velutipes)
Anti-cancer and immune-enhancing effects
Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
This mushroom has anti-cancer, antiviral, and immune-enhancing properties
It may also reduce blood pressure and blood sugar
Used for treating hemorrhoids  and various stomach ailments
Puffballs (Clavatia, Lycoperdon)
 Used for healing wounds
Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi or Lingzhi mushroom)
Diabetes, high cholesterol, Asthma, Vitamin C improves absorption,
Protects skin from Ultraviolet [UV] (cancer),
boost white blood cells against radiation