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Mushroom Medicinal Uses

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Mushroom Medicinal Uses -- Button MushroomsMushrooms, the vegan staple, can do more good to your health than to your palate. Agreed, there is nothing beating the taste and smell of these edible fungi, but the medicinal uses of mushroom can leave you reaching out for it more often. From inhibiting tumor growth to boosting body immunity,   mushrooms can defend your body from several illnesses. An integral part of traditional Asian medicine, mushrooms are deemed as effective against several body infections, and have been hailed as the ultimate anti-carcinogenic food. Endowed with anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antidiabetic properties, mushroom is one health food that can get you cracking.


Benefits Of Mushroom

  • Wish to lose weight? Try adding some mushrooms to your salads and gravies. Being a low-source of calories, sodium, carb and fat and rich in fiber, mushrooms tot up as the ultimate health food for weight-watchers.
  • Being a potent source of potassium, mushroom helps to lower blood pressure and is best for hypertensive patients. Besides, it also helps to reduce the chances of stroke.
  • Mushrooms can be your ultimate weapon against cancer. Loaded with antioxidants like selenium, mushroom helps to protect the cells from the harmful effects of free radicals
  • White button mushrooms can lower the risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer by almost 50%. Mushrooms inhibit cell proliferation and growth of tumor.


Other Medicinal Uses Of Mushrooms

  • Shiitake mushrooms is loaded with a form of beta-glucan called Lentinan that is believed to stimulate the immune system, fight infections, inhibit tumor ontogeny and even  fight AIDS.
  • Being an excellent source of protein, fiber, and Vitamin B, mushrooms help to boost body metabolism like nothing else.
  • Mushroom is also deemed as the ultimate cure for migraine headaches and is good for people suffering from mental disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder and more.
  • Eating mushrooms regularly will helps to strengthen your veins and relax the tendons.



Well, by now you might be almost certain that mushrooms are good for your health and well as your palate. However beware, consuming mushrooms can at times trigger side effects like discoloration of nails, decrease in vitamin B-3 absorption, lower blood sugar levels beyond the rate of normalcy, and trigger allergic reactions.


Mushroom medicinal uses are quite humungous and cannot be ignored. However, check if you are allergic to mushroom before basking in its benefits.


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