Friday, January 7, 2011
Use of Shiitake Mushrooms in Treating HIV and AIDS Symptoms
Shiitake is currently the second most popular mushroom in the world. The recent surge in interest in this fungus is partly due to the exotic and delicious taste which is considered far superior to the bland, white button type typically carried in supermarkets around the world, but also because of the growing amount of scientific research that has shown its remarkable curative properties. One area of particular interest is in regards to HIV and AIDS symptoms. Lentinula edodes mycelium extract (LEM) and lentinan, two key elements of the shiitake mushroom, have shown remarkable defense properties against various cancers, bacteria (particularly tuberculosis), and parasites, as well as having a direct effect on HIV, helping to control HIV infection by inhibiting the virus’s ability to replicate. Read more . . .