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  • Phellinus linteus(PL), a mushroom growing well on mulberry tree, is well know fungus of the genus phellinus in the family Hymenochaetaceae and has been used as a traditional herb medicine for years in oriental countries.

  • PL is also called Sang Huang in Chinese medicine is a promising natural anti-cancer mushroom.

  • P.Linteus extracts exhibit anti-tumor properties on skin, lung, breast and prostrate cancer cells.

  • PL markedly inhibited the early event in angiogenesis, capillary morphogenesis of the human aortic endothelial cells, through the down regulation of secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor from the breast cancer cells.

  • PL can suppress cellular events associated with cancer promotion by preventing the inhibition of gap juncational intercellular communication induced by hydrogen peroxide.

  • In the traditional medicine, it has been known to posses curing effect against stomach aches, inflammation and tumours and also used to improve overall health and prevent various diseases such as gastroenteric disorders and lymphatic disease.

  • The research found that an extract from the phellinus linteus mushroom reduced growth of new cancer cells and blocked new tumour feeding blood vessels.

  • It is used as an ingredient in skin creams because it is believed to rejuvenate the skin.

  • It grows only in deep in the forest and high up in mountains and can live for tens of years.

  • It grows naturally in trunks of willow, paper mulberry and elm tree that is more than 100years old, and shall grow for minimum 30 to 40 years to make a fruit body being used for medical application.

  • The process of fermenting a strain of phellinus linteus fungus, in which the fungus is incubated in a medium under the condition for the best yield control with the aim to obtain the best yield of mycelia and polysaccharides.

  • Polysaccharides extracted from the phellinus linteus mushroom possess antitumour

  • It might be of use in immunochemotherapy of cancer because of its effective activities on tumor growth and metastasis through the immunopotentiation of the patients without toxicity.

  • News of the mushroom's medicinal properties began reaching the outside world in the 1970s, when studies concerning phellinus linteus were published in the Japanese and Chinese scientific press.

  • A Polysaccharide isolated from phellinus linteus has recently been reported to inhibit the development of autoimmune diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice.

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