What are the benefits of edible fungi in medicinal health care?

Published: 2024-05-18 Author: mysheen
Last Updated: 2024/05/18, What are the benefits of edible fungi in medicinal health care?

What are the benefits of edible fungi in medicinal health care.

Edible mushrooms are not only delicious, but also nutritious, so they are often called healthy foods. For example, Lentinus edodes not only contains all kinds of essential amino acids, but also can reduce blood cholesterol and treat high blood pressure. It is also found that Lentinus edodes, mushrooms, Flammulina velutipes and hericium Erinaceus contain substances that enhance the body's anti-cancer ability. It has great benefits in medicinal health care.

① anti-cancer effect: the polysaccharide body of edible fungi can stimulate the formation of antibodies, improve and adjust the internal defense ability of the body. It can reduce the incidence of tumors induced by some substances and have a synergistic effect on a variety of chemotherapeutic drugs. In addition, chestnut mushroom rich in organic selenium, can be used as selenium supplement food, if long-term consumption, can prevent almost all canceration.

② has antibacterial and antiviral effects.

③ lowers blood pressure, blood lipids, anti-thrombus, anti-arrhythmia, cardiotonic and so on.

④ has the effect of invigorating stomach and promoting digestion.

⑤ has antitussive, antiasthmatic and expectorant effects.

⑥ is cholagogic, hepatoprotective and detoxifying.

⑦ lowers blood sugar.

⑧ is a laxative and diuretic.

⑨ immunomodulatory.

China is rich in edible fungi resources, and it is also one of the earliest countries to cultivate and utilize edible fungi. Artificial cultivation of Auricularia auricula was recorded more than 1100 years ago. The cultivation of Lentinus edodes began in the southwest of Zhejiang at least 800 years ago. Straw mushroom was first cultivated in Fujian and Guangdong more than 200 years ago. These technologies have been handed down to this day.

Edible fungus has the function of health care and treatment:

First, anti-tumor, edible fungi generally contain polysaccharides, with anti-tumor activity, such as Tremella fuciformis, Lentinus edodes, hericium Erinaceus, Poria cocos and so on.

The second is to enhance immunity. Edible fungi, especially their polysaccharides, can enhance immune function, including non-specific immune function.

The third is to regulate blood lipids. Dyslipidemia is closely related to the occurrence of cardio-cerebrovascular diseases. Tremella fuciformis, Lentinus edodes, hericium Erinaceus and Auricularia auricula all reduce cholesterol and triglycerides to regulate blood lipids.

Fourth, protecting the liver and detoxification, the liver is the "chemical factory" of the human body, participating in protein synthesis, chemical metabolism and detoxification. Lentinus edodes, hericium Erinaceus and Tremella fuciformis have protective effects on many kinds of experimental liver injury.

Fifth, hypoglycemic, Tremella, black fungus, hericium Erinaceus and other polysaccharides can reduce blood sugar in experimental diabetic animals; there are some other effects, such as Tremella fuciformis has anti-radiation effect and increase white blood cells; Tremella, Poria cocos, black fungus have antioxidant effect, scavenging free radical effect and anti-aging effect; hericium Erinaceus has anti-ulcer effect and so on.