Grifola frondosa


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Grifola frondosa

[grə‚fō·lə frän′dōs·ə]
(mycology)
A type of mushroom found in parts of the eastern United States, Europe, and Asia, growing in masses at the base of stumps and on roots; has an anticancer effect in patients with lung and stomach cancers or leukemia. Also known as maitake mushroom.
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The effect enhancement of cytokine production by macrophages stimulated with 1,3 beta D glucan, grifolan, isolated from Grifola frondosa.
The system is able to supply best environmental conditions for cultivation of a large variety of edible mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum, Grifola frondosa, Hericium erinaceus, Lentinus edodes, Pleurotus eryngii, Pleurotus ostreatus), for better results, in the incubation / fructification room the atmosphere parameters being continuously monitored and set accordingly each variety of mushroom and cultivation phase.
Maitake Grifola frondosa or maitake or hen-of-the-woods is a large, gray, fleshy polypore made up of numerous overlapping caps.
The treated wood chips were used to cultivate lignolytic mushroom-producing, white-rot basidiomycetes of various Pleurotus species and two other fungi, Grifola frondosa and Hericium erinaceus.
ImmuneRich is the collective engine that fuels your immune system with such ingredients as seven medicinal mushroom extracts; Cordyceps sinensis, Tremella fuciformis, Ganodderma lucidum(Reishi), Lentinus Edodes (Shiitake), Grifola frondosa (Maitake), Coriolus Versicolor (Kawaratake), and Agaricus blazei murill, which have all had extensive research showing high potency immune enhancement because they are rich in polysaccharide compounds, especially beta glucans, that work by activating the macrophages, or immune cells, which trap and engulf foreign substances.
Anti-tumor effect of polysaccharide from Grifola frondosa and its influence on immunological function.