Agaricus Blazei Murill
Agaricus Blazei Murill strengthens the immune function of inhibition for
carcinomatous growth and activates natural killer cells. Among other components
in Agaricus, the known anti-tumor agents are Beta-glucan and other polysaccharides
which are highly concentrated in the liquid extract of Agaricus.
Polysaccharide contained in Agaricus Blazei Murill vitalizes generation
of interferon and interleukin in guinea pigs. This effect indirectly functions
to hold down proliferation of cancer cells. Also, it prevents viruses and
other external matters from invading the tissue.
Clinical findings obtained jointly with universtity and hospital researchers
were announced at the General Convention of the Japan Cancer Association
in 1980. They showed that polysaccharide of Agaricus Blazei Murill is effective
against Ehrlich's ascites carcinoma sigmoid coloniccancer, ovarian cancer,
breast cancer, lung cancer and liver cancer as well as against solid cancer.
The findings also show that it activates metabolism by revitalizing normal
biological tissue. Digestive enzymes such as amylase trypsin martase and
the protease contained in fungus also enhances digestion. Besides, tyrosinase
which oxydizes tyrosine and produces melanin, has a hypotensive effect.
Furthermore, melanin protein that is effective in the generation of semen,
hair and egg white was just recently discovered in Agaricus Blazei Murill.
Its physiological effects are anti-tumor, anti-allergic action and reduction
of blood sugar level.