Mushrooms that have health benefits when consumed by humans are known as medicinal mushrooms. There are many types. The most commonly used and studied are Grifola frondosa (Maitake mushroom), Lentinula edodes (Shiitake mushroom), and Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom).
They have been used by people all over the world for thousands of years, but especially by people in Asia. Some of them are considered very valuable. It's no wonder that a lot of research is ongoing on medicinal mushrooms and their extracts.
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The main health benefit of most medicinal mushrooms is their ability to boost the immune system. This is very useful even when you are in good health, but especially when you are sick.
A strong immune system can fight infections and viruses. Other health benefits include effects on blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Some mushrooms can even be used for weight loss.
The most attractive health benefits of medicinal mushrooms are their anti-cancer and anti-tumor effects. Studies show that some mushrooms can prevent and kill cancer cells. In some parts of Asia, mushroom extracts are used with chemotherapy. Additionally, many mushrooms are high in vitamins, fiber, and amino acids, and not high in fat or cholesterol.
Medicinal mushrooms can help people with diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney or liver problems, heart problems, and of course cancer. Of course, healthy people without the disease could also benefit from their effects. Because mushrooms increase body resistance naturally and safely.