Medicinal mushrooms boost immune function and prevent cancer

Medicinal mushrooms boost immune function and prevent cancer
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(NaturalHealth365) If you’re looking for a natural, effective way to boost your immune system and prevent cancer, eating some mushrooms could be the answer. Medicinal mushrooms are loaded with healing properties, and the public is just beginning to become aware of their power.

Among them, reishi mushrooms have been getting a lot of attention lately. Reishi mushrooms have been used in Chinese herbal medicine for centuries. Today, they are consumed in the form of teas, syrups, pills and soups for a wide range of health benefits.

Medicinal mushrooms help prevent cancer by triggering a healthy immune system response

The Chinese believe the reishi mushroom and the medicinal compounds it contains help to support liver health and lung functioning. Reishi mushrooms are also known to fight mild depression and elevate mood. Perhaps most exciting of all, consuming them regularly can help to fight and prevent cancer.

The main way medicinal mushrooms fight cancer is through their ability to boost your immune system. In fact, reishi extract from the reishi mushroom contains known anti-cancer compounds, and it is registered with the government for its anticancer abilities.

Three decades of research have substantiated medicinal mushrooms as having cancer-fighting and tumor-shrinking properties. Cancer cell growth and tumor growth seems to be inhibited by the compounds that medicinal mushrooms contain.

Reishi and cordyceps lead the way in medicinal mushroom cancer prevention

The extract of reishi mushrooms has been studied extensively for its properties as an immune system booster. It is believed it enhances immune functioning due to its ability to increase the body’s production of the compound interleukin 1 and 2. Medicinal mushrooms like the reishi also lower blood pressure, protect the liver, reduce inflammation and pain, and naturally kill viruses.

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Cordyceps is another medicinal mushroom that can help boost your immune system and prevent cancer. Cordyceps mushrooms are stimulating to the immune system and help to raise levels of natural cancer killing cells including T cells. The long tradition of Chinese medicine considers cordyceps mushrooms enhancing to the longevity of white blood cells, which are instrumental in fighting and preventing cancer.

Shitake, crimini, and numerous other medicinal mushrooms bring healing benefits

Other beneficial medicinal mushrooms include shitake mushrooms, sometimes called “Elixir of Life.” These mushrooms are used in miso soup and are known to help reduce cholesterol levels when eaten regularly. Shitake mushrooms contain lentinan, a known immune system booster and virus inhibitor. Shitake mushrooms also contain AHCC, a glucan which can treat and prevent cancer by boosting the immune system.

Maitake, oyster mushrooms, crimini, Portobello mushrooms, turkey tail and enoki mushrooms have also been associated with strengthening the immune system and helping to prevent cancer.

The bottom line: In addition to being a tasty addition to many dishes and cuisines, mushrooms are loaded with healing compounds and properties. Seek out these medicinal mushrooms, and you’ll be able to greatly improve immune function.

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References:

https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/reishi-mushroom

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15465337

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12467913

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12101282

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9096652

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9764768


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Amber G
Amber G
3 years ago

I just ordered the mushroom supplements. My family doesn’t like mushrooms and no matter how I try to hide them in recipes they know.

Neal
Neal
Reply to  Amber G
3 years ago

If your family doesnt like the taste of mushrooms extracts why not try giving them capsules we have some very potent Reishi extract available in capsule form visit us here https://vitalherbs. co uk/medicinal-mushrooms/

Neal
Neal
3 years ago

Just as a side note there was a study done at Bastyr University on Turkey Tail mushrooms and there effects on the immune system of cancer patients worth a look if you have any interest in medicinal mushrooms. Here is the link https://vitalherbs. co. uk/medicinal-mushrooms/

dan
dan
3 years ago

Paul Stamets @ fungi. com, states that placing shiitake gills up in the sun increases vitamin D exponentially.

roundthings
roundthings
3 years ago

What if you have autoimmune issues like firbromyalgia, arthritis, etc?
Are they overstimulating to the immune system?
Are some mushrooms better for these condtions than others?

Lacy Wheeler
Lacy Wheeler
3 years ago

Happy to find out how healthy mushrooms are. I use so many different ones in my cooking. There are very few soups or stews without these served for dinner.

Heather
Heather
3 years ago

There are so many mushrooms, which the grocery store I shop at doesn’t carry. The Button mushrooms are what I see a lot of at supermarkets. Sometimes, I find Portobello mushrooms at one of the places I shop. I love to use the large ones as a top and bottom of a sandwich instead of bread.

Amy Pearl
Amy Pearl
3 years ago

In Chinese mushrooms are medicine. There pharmacies are so different than ours. I have used these store front pharmacies in New York city’s Chinatown. They had so many different mushrooms to use in formulas.

I went to them looking for help, which I wasn’t getting from my doctors. They absolutely helped and know for sure that modern medicine is missing the boat.