Herbs, Other Plants, and Fungi for Cancer

Net trapping device of Arthrobotrys oligospora

ScienceDaily (Dec. 4, 2012)

Arthrobotrys oligospora doesn't live a charmed life; it survives on a diet of roundworm.

Aromatase Inhibition in Medicinal Mushrooms

Figure 229 Aromatase inhibition by mushroom species. The lesser the value, the greater the inhibition of aromatase, significant for limiting the growth of breast cancer.

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Photo by Ressaure retrieved on September 9th, 2012.

Snow Fungus, Tremella fuciformis, fungi for cancer

Photo credit: Cotinis (2012)

Snow Fungus

Reishi, mushroom, Lingzhi, Ganoderma lucidum

Although directly active as an antimicrobial (Suay et al. 2000), according to most studies reishi mushrooms do not act directly as an tumoricidal against cancers as do many other mushroom species (Ooi et al. 2002). Reishi primarily functions as a biological response modifier, stimulating production of macrophages (often a consequence of the effects of interleukins-1, -2, -6, -10), activating the host's production of natural killer cells, T cells, and tumor-necrosis factors. More than 100 distinct polysaccharides and 119 triterpenoids from this species have been isolated, from both the mycelia and fruitbodies (Zhou and Gao 2002). Of those that have been identified thus far, many triterpenoids and polysaccharides demonstrate immunomodulatory properties.

Mushrooms and Their Known Medicinal Agents

Image from Paul Stamets' (2005)

Excerpt and image from Paul Stamets' (2005)

For the past 30 years, researchers have studied mushrooms' effectiveness against cancer. Some of their findings are summarized below.

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Image retrieved from nimbintelevision.ne on August 16th, 2013.

Raw Cannabis

Learn about the amazing health benefits of juicing raw cannabis (marijuana) leaves
Friday, May 04, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

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