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The Results of Clinical Studies on Medicinal Mushrooms

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

In recent years, there has been a general increase in interest in improving one’s health and maintaining it. In the field of medicine, researchers have given special attention to possible cures for diseases that affect a person’s immune system like cancer, AIDS/HIV, chronic fatigue syndrome, and other autoimmune conditions.

Historically, mushrooms have been used medicinally for over thousands of years. People from all over Asia have been using mushrooms for various reasons: boost the immune system, lower blood pressure and blood sugar, ward off cancer, and improve bladder problems, among other things. The Chinese have documented the use of over 100 mushroom species in traditional Chinese medicine for a variety of ailments.

In the west, mushrooms were initially thought to be poisonous. It wasn’t only until the last decade when people started seeing their medicinal value as well as their nutritional properties. Because of the increasing popularity of the medicinal property of mushrooms, joint clinical studies among Japan, Korea, and China were performed to validate claims of their medicinal benefits.

During these clinical studies, scientists discovered that medicinal mushrooms contained various chemical compounds that have promising antiviral, antibacterial, antiparasitic, antidiabetic, and antitumor properties. Aside from these benefits, these chemical compounds also improve blood circulation, boost the immune system, and lower bad cholesterol. Modern research on mushrooms has then exponentially expanded in countries outside of Asia, especially the United States.

Perhaps the most important information that these studies revealed was how mushrooms could significantly reduce tumor growth. In many cases, medicinal mushrooms have improved the quality of life and survival rate of cancer patients. Another encouraging observation was that if a cancer patient was given medicinal mushroom prior to and during chemotherapy, it greatly alleviated any side effects that patients experienced from the treatment.


The safety of medicinal mushrooms for human consumption has also been exhaustively studied, and they were found to be relatively safe. There are some, of course, which are not for consumption. In the study, there were only few clinical trial participants who displayed adverse reactions, and these were nothing serious. The clinical trials also revealed no short-term or long-term toxicity effects for medicinal mushroom users.

There are many medicinal mushroom types you can choose from, and each has specific benefits: Cordyceps mushroom for asthma, reishi for heart conditions, coriolus for cancer, maitake for immune support, and so on. If you want to know more about these mushrooms and their corresponding medicinal properties, please visit

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