The Sporophore of Lenttrius 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 chemo-therapy.

Pharmacological Action
1. Its polysaccharide promotes the production of immune globulin and enhances body immunity.
2 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.

Administration Decoction: 10-30g.


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