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Maitake mushrooms – full revision and update of summary now published

By Barbara Wider, August 18, 2015

 

Maitake (Grifola frondosa) is an edible mushroom used for medicinal purposes. Various preparations and extracts are available and beta-glucans are the suggested key components. There is no evidence for direct anticancer effects but for effects on the host’s immune system. Maitake is well tolerated when used in medicinal doses but allergic reactions can occur. Read more here.