SΗΙΙΤΑΚΕ Mushroom Powder 125gr- EVERTRUST LTD
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The Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is cultivated and consumed in many Asian countries. It is a feature of many Asian cuisines. It is also considered a medicinal mushroom in some forms of traditional medicine.
Basic research has indicated shiitake mushroom may stimulate the immune system, possess antibacterial properties, reduce platelet aggregation, or possess antiviral properties, possibly through proteinase inhibitors.
Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) is an α-glucan-rich compound isolated from shiitake. In Japan, AHCC is the second most popular complementary and alternative medicine used by cancer patients. and is metabolized via the CYP450 2D6 pathway.
Other basic research showed that AHCC may increase the body’s resistance to pathogens as shown in experiments with the influenza virus, West Nile encephalitis virus, or bacterial infection. Animal research and limited clinical trials suggest that AHCC may enhance immune function. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 21 people provided preliminary evidence that AHCC may enhance immune function. Other basic research has shown that AHCC may affect hepatocellular carcinoma and prostate cancer.
Rarely, consumption of raw or slightly cooked shiitake mushrooms may cause “an erythematous, micro-papular, streaky, extremely pruriginous rash” that occurs all over the body including face and scalp, appearing about 48 hours after consumption and disappearing after several days. This effect, presumably caused by the polysaccharide lentinan, is known in Asia, but is unfamiliar to Europeans. Although it may occur in roughly 2% of the population, thorough cooking eliminates the effect.
The Shiitake Growers Cooperative, in Japan’s Oita Prefecture, awards the winner of each bimonthly Japan Sumo Association tournament (Nihon Sumo Kyokai honbasho) a ceremonial large glass filled with shiitake mushrooms, as well as a cash prize.
The shiitake is also eaten by caterpillars of the fungus moth Triaxomera parasitella.