The Sporophone of Lentinus edodes (Berk.) Sing., family Agaricaceae.
The pileus spheroidal; the top flat or slightly convex, brownish
to purple brown, broken
irregularly with white gill exposed. Sweet in taste, mild in nature, fragrant,
and attributive to spleen and stomach channels.
Supplement and strengthen the spleen and vital energy: For prevention
of common cold and skin infection and for the treatment of eruptive diseases
in the debilitated. Recently, used for the tumor of digestive tract, lung
cancer and leukemia as.a subsidiary therapy of chemotherapy.
1. Its polysaccharide promotes the production of immune globulin and enhances
Inhibiting sarcoma180 and cervical cancer14 in mice.
But the anticarcinogenic effect will be significantly decreased when it
is given with ALS (Anti-lymphocytic serum) or when the mice are. thymectomized.