Latest Medicinal mushrooms Stories

2006-08-01 13:45:00

LONDON -- Extracts from a mushroom used for centuries in Eastern Asian medicine may be able to boost the power of a leading chemotherapy drug for prostate cancer, researchers said on Tuesday. They found that when the mushroom called Phellinus linteus was added to the drug doxorubicin in the laboratory it improved its ability to kill cancerous cells. "This species of mushroom has been reported to have some degree of activity in cancer patients. Our aim was to study what effect, if any,...

2005-09-02 10:56:47

They're a rich source of one disease-fighting compound, study finds HealthDay News -- Mushrooms are a prime natural source of the antioxidant ergothioneine, outdoing either of the two foods previously believed to be better sources, food scientists report. Researchers at Penn State found that white button mushrooms, the kind most commonly consumed in the United States, have about 12 times more of the antioxidant than wheat germ and four times more than chicken liver. The finding was made using...

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