Category Archives: Maitake Mushrooms
Guest: Mark J. Kaylor, VP Education and Research
Often thought of as nothing more than food, the mighty mushroom has actually been used for many years in traditional medicine in the treatment of several diseases. In fact, mushrooms have been a subject of modern medical research since the 1960s, where most modern medical studies concern the use of mushroom extracts, rather than whole mushrooms. Some mushroom extracts have been found to modulate immune system responses and inhibit tumor growth. But recent research has found that maitake mushrooms in particular can be used in treating breast cancer in women.