Agaricus Blazei Murill is being popularly used all over the world. It is also called Himematsutake. It is used like a tea, capsula or even eaten, about 6 grams Agaricus per day. If someone has cancer, doctor recommend 40 grams agaricus per day. It has been identified by scientist to be an immune system enhance with strong anti-cancer and anti-tumor potential.
The agaricus contains the polysaccharide Beta-Glucan (anti cancer and anti-tumor content). Although other mushrooms contain Beta Glucan, the Agaricus mushroom has the highest concentration levels of this important molecule. Researchers have isolated a numebr of immune system-enhancer, anti cancer and anti tumor fractions from the most effective according to study. The immunity enhancing effects are due to the stimulation of the body's macrophage cells. The agaricus also stimulates the production of interferon and interleukin (proteins produced by the body in responses to viruses), and NK (natural killer) cells. NK are the white cells and their function is to kill tumor cells. The NK cells come from the bone marrow and enter the blood circulatory systems. They are the first line of defense againts cancer.