Medicinal fungi represent a major source of nutraceuticals and natural health care products, until now largely untapped by Western countries. Various cancers, liver diseases, diabetes, allergies, AIDS, skin diseases, elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, chronic bronchitis, phlebitis and thrombosis have all been areas of therapeutic applications of products from the medicinal fungi.

The therapeutic effects of medicinal mushrooms have been the subject of much research. Effects on the immune system by medicinal fungi have also been demonstrated in a number of in vitro and in vivo tests over the last 10-15 years for a number of compounds. Of these, the beta glucans have been found to be the most promising. Their mechanism of action as immune stimulators is increasingly being understood.

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