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Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:842619. doi: 10.1155/2013/842619. Epub 2013 Oct 31.

The Medicinal Values of Culinary-Medicinal Royal Sun Mushroom (Agaricus blazei Murrill).

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School of Pharmacy, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan 250355, China.

Abstract

Agaricus blazei Murrill (ABM), a mushroom native to Brazil, is a basidiomycete brown fungus, which is popularly known as "Cogumelo do Sol" in Brazil or "Himematsutake" in Japan, and there has been a prominent increase in the use of ABM for therapeutic and medicinal purposes. ABM is useful against a variety of diseases like cancer, tumor, chronic hepatitis, diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, and so on. In this review, we demonstrated various pharmacological effects of ABM, so that we can use different effects of ABM against different diseases and provide reference for the study of ABM in the future.

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