Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Agaricus Blazei: Nature-Derived Disease Fighters

By Mack Shepperson Subscribe to RSS | April 19th 2012 | Views:

Imagine strolling one morning throughout your garden and finding a series of mushrooms with 5 to 18 cm wide caps. These mushrooms have colors ranging from white, grayish, to dull reddish-brown. Moreover, these mushrooms give off the scent of almonds. You’d almost want to pick one up and eat it, though you’d probably wonder if they’re actually safe. If you’re fortunate, you may have Agaricus blazei Murill mushrooms growing in your garden.

These mushrooms were originally discovered in a small mountain town in Brazil called Piedade. Its inhabitants gave Agaricus blazei various names like Cogumelo de Deus (mushroom of God), Cogumelo do Sol (mushroom of the sun), and Cogumelo Princesa (princess mushroom). Japanese mycologists have named it Himematsutake, though it bears no association with the female character of a popular video game series. Aside from being palatable, modern research has proven that this mushroom can treat certain ailments like cancer, type-2 diabetes, and high cholesterol. Agaricus blazei can also radically boost the immune system.

In 1980, the Japanese Cancer Association reported that Agaricus blazei contained high levels of beta-glucan, which are potent fighters of tumor cells. Beta-glucan from Agaricus blazei can also be absorbed into the body more easily than those from other mushrooms like shiitake and reishi. Scientists have since concluded that Agaricus blazei can halt the spread of cancer cells in the body.

Agaricus blazei also contains linolic acid. Linolic acid reduces cholesterol levels and lowers blood pressure. A 2002 study stated that volunteers who ingested Agaricus blazei experienced a significant drop in their cholesterol levels after ingesting it for eight weeks.

As mentioned earlier, ingesting Agaricus blazei is also known to boost the immune system. Our bodies are equipped with an immune system that wards off disease-causing bacteria and viruses. The immune system also neutralizes the effects of harmful substances in food additives and other harmful foreign invaders. Researchers have found that Agaricus blazei activates our immune system and increases the output of antibodies, which helps the body fight these aggressors more effectively.

Agaricus blazei can also help individuals who are struggling with type-2 diabetes. Sufferers of this disease usually have a condition called “insulin resistance”, meaning they cannot absorb insulin properly, which is normally used to prevent blood sugar from increasing. Vegetable fiber is good for treating diabetes since it is not an insulin-stimulant. Agaricus blazei has an abundant supply of vegetable fibers for that purpose.

While you can eat that almond-scented mushroom, it’s better to consume it in capsule form for better absorption. More importantly, you should check the bottles and note the levels of compounds used. You can read more about Agaricus blazei at

Mack Shepperson - About Author:
For more details, search Agaricus blazei in Google for related information.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Health Articles Subscribe to RSS

The Excellent Health Benefits of Agaricus blazei Extract
Published by Mack Shepperson on April 19th 2012 | Health
Mushrooms, together with bacteria, bring minerals back to the soil to be used again as nutrients by ...
Agaricus blazei Mushroom: the Healthy Recipe Alternative
Published by Mack Shepperson on June 21st 2012 | Health
More often than not, people’s general idea about fungi is that it either grows as food on the soil...
Skin care specialist- the best person to help get flawless and beautiful skin
Published by Louise Carala on August 25th 2012 | Health
Skin care specialist in Houston is well skilled to treat patients with even the worst skin disease t...
Various options for the treatment of bronchititis
Published by Justin Bieber on August 25th 2012 | Health
Bronchitis is a problem of the chest in which the walls of the bronchial tubes get inflamed. This pr...
Essentials of eye care
Published by Justin Bieber on August 25th 2012 | Health
All our body parts need care for their normal functioning. In the same way our eyes also need care a...
Probiotic Supplements - How to Choose the Best
Published by Marvin Ferris on August 25th 2012 | Health
The leading probiotic supplements are going to provide you with all of the right ingredients. You sh...
Teeth Whitening Manchester - Procedures for Effective Solution
Published by Julia Roger on August 25th 2012 | Health
Coming to the home remedies recommended by Teeth Whitening Liverpool service providers, using orange...
Spiritual Coaching- Get Enlightened with the Help of a Spiritual Coach
Published by Julia Roger on August 25th 2012 | Health
The main motto of spiritual coaching is to tune a person into the spiritual expedition. A spiritual ...