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
also called Sang Huang in Chinese medicine is a promising natural
P.Linteus extracts exhibit anti-tumor properties on skin, lung, breast
and prostrate cancer cells.
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.
suppress cellular events associated with cancer promotion by preventing
the inhibition of gap juncational intercellular communication induced by
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
research found that an extract from the phellinus linteus mushroom
reduced growth of new cancer cells and blocked new tumour feeding blood
used as an ingredient in skin creams because it is believed to
rejuvenate the skin.
grows only in deep in the forest and high up in mountains and can live
for tens of years.
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.
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 extracted from the phellinus linteus mushroom possess
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.
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.
Polysaccharide isolated from phellinus linteus has recently been
reported to inhibit the development of autoimmune diabetes in non-obese