Maitake Mushroom Benefits
Maitake Mushroom Benefits for Body Health
Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa) is fungi that grow on the basis cluster of tree especially oak trees, and the fungus is similar to a cock’s comb and therefore called by the name of hen of the woods. In addition to edible maitake mushroom benefits for treating various diseases, since this fungus contains many nutrients that are beneficial to human health.
Basically maitake name is derived from dancing, and since that this fungus has another name that is dancing mushroom this is related to an ancient story which at the time of maitake mushroom was first found difficult to be obtained so that the fungus is very great price equal to the price of pure silver, and at that time if there are people who find this fungus is often danced with joy. Maitake mushroom is also called the king of mushrooms because some of the maitake mushrooms have very large size similar a basketball around 20 kg.
Maitake mushroom have grown in northeastern Japan and North America such Idaho, and because there are many the maitake mushroom benefits that treat various diseases then maitake mushroom has been cultivated in many countries and traded in a wide range of packaging both in dry form, fresh, and even in the form of supplements at affordable prices.
In addition to be herbal medicine for any kind of diseases, and maitake mushrooms can be consumed in various ways too such as making soup, pan-fried, and mixed with other foods. And fresh maitake mushroom can be used over long periods of up from 7 to 10 days if maitake mushrooms are not used directly and served well by saving the fresh maitake mushrooms into a paper bag, and then a paper bag containing the mushroom maitake is kept in the refrigerator.
Maitake Mushroom Nutrition
Maitake mushroom content various nutrients that are good for human health, and maitake mushroom nutrition, among others, are Calories, Carbohydrate, Protein, Dietary Fiber, Sugars, polyunsaturated fat, Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamin A, C, E, K, B 6, B12, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, and Selenium.
Maitake Mushroom Benefits
Maitake mushroom is one type of mushroom that is known can be used to treat various types of diseases due to various kinds of nutrients that exist within this maitake mushrooms, and usually if it is used for medicine, then the benefits of maitake mushroom is used in powder form or an extra, and this fungus only consumed as a food consumed by other mushroom before known the benefits that can treat a wide range of disease.
Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Nanba PhD is a microbiology and mushrooms researcher from Japan who has been able to prove the benefits of maitake mushroom as a cure for cancer in 1980 makes this fungus began to be known widely. Polysaccharides 1.6 Beta glucan is a compound suspected of providing benefits and maitake mushroom distinguish these fungi with other fungi. These compounds are expected to be able to make active and increase the production of germ killer cells naturally by increasing the immune response, because after stimulated with compounds in maitake mushroom, the macro-phages and helper T cells (CD4) that exist within the body becomes active.
In the advanced research that has also been carried out by Prof. Dr. Hiroaki to test the efficacy of maitake mushroom, maitake mushrooms have been known too as an anti-bacterial, anti fungal, and anti parasitic
Maitake mushroom benefits also as an alternative treatment to cure people suffering from HIV or AIDS by CD4 cell regrow in people suffering from HIV or AID where the numbers of these cells in their bodies is reduced, and the experiments have been performed in New York, USA on 26 people infected with AIDS have shown that 13 people with AIDS, their CD 4 cells increased rapidly with the use of this mushroom maitake. And maitake mushroom benefits to help relieve the symptoms are explored by people with AIDS such as weight loss, insomnia, dry cough, dermatitis, and constipation.
In a research in Japan showed that other maitake mushroom benefits as a drug to prevent diabetes where blood sugar levels of animals fed this mushroom into half lower than in diabetic animals were not eating maitake mushrooms. SX fraction is the compound in maitake mushrooms that make cells more sensitive to insulin.
Other health benefit of maitake mushroom is as a medicine to cure diseases vaginal discharge, and this is evident from the results of research conducted on 13 women who suffer from acute levels of vaginal discharge. After taking for 6 months maitake mushrooms were processed in various ways without adding other food mixture into mushroom maitake, the results showed that maitake mushrooms are very useful to suppress the growth of the fungus that causes vaginal discharge in which more than 50% of patients admitted their diseases vaginal discharge is reduced, and the rest said they were still suffering from vaginal discharge, but itching that they are experienced slowly began to disappear
With a wide range of maitake mushrooms benefits for the body health, it is not surprising that the mushroom is becoming more popular and more readily available both offline and online as one alternative herbal medicine to treat the diseases they experienced.