Scientific names: Agaricus blazei
Other common names: almond mushroom, mushroom of the sun, mushroom of life, Himematsutake
TRADITIONAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF MURILL MUSHROOM
Immune Support, Energy support, Stress Support, Brain & Cognitive support, Heart & Vascular support, Men, Women
WHAT IS Murill mushroom USED FOR?
Agaricus blazei Murrill is a mushroom originally native to a small village, name Piedade, in the highland areas of Atlantic forest, near Tauape, in the province of Sao Paolo, Brazil. It was discovered in 1960 by Takatoshi Furumoto a grower and researcher who sent it to Japan in 1965 for investigation. It was identified as ABM by the Belgian botanist Heinemann in 1967 (2). Later it was given the common name of Himematsutake in Japan, while in Brazil it was named Cogumelo Piedade. The mushroom is traditionally believed to fight physical and emotional stress, stimulate immune system, improve the quality of life in diabetics, reduce cholesterol, prevent osteoporosis and peptic ulcer, treat circulatory and digestive problems.
The specific mechanisms that contribute to an enhanced state of immunity remain partially understood. Recent insights in two rapidly expanding fields, the cytokine-mediated homeostasis of mature lymphocytes by cytokines, such as interleukins and autoreactive T cells by CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells, provide the foundation for what might be occurring.
Recent advances in immunology have demonstrated the importance of local interactions between antigen-presenting cells and effector cells such as natural killer cells and T-lymphocytes for an effective immune reaction
However, immunologically active glucans are (1-3)-β-d-linked glucose polymers, which occur as a primary component in the cell walls of bacteria and fungi or are secreted extracellularly by various fungi, and actually seem the most important active substance (1).
The principle chemical constituents consist of:
polysaccharides, triterpenes, and polyphenols
fruiting body, mycelium
Not for use during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs please consult your doctor prior to use.
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