Mushroom is a fruit-bearing body of surface (i.e., a spore-producing structure) of a mycète having an axis and a hat. By prolongation, to spread also indicates the whole mycète by producing the fruit-bearing body of such an aspect, the mycète being composed of a network (called mycelium) of the filaments or hyphae.
The Oyster Mushroom is a velvety brown, large sized mushroom with a mild flavor and meaty texture. Its culinary uses include all uses of the more familiar white button mushroom, a broad range of uses in traditional European cooking (e.g., gravies, sauces, soups, etc.), and nouvelle cuisine.
Mushroom uses and benefits
Its main effects are to strengthen the immune system, particularly by enhancing the workings of one of the most critical cells, known as T helper cells. T helper cells tell all the other cells in the immune system what to do and to what degree, and when to stop.
- Thins the blood
- Prevents cancer in animals
- Lowers blood cholesterol
- Stimulates the immune system
- Inactivates viruses
Agents such as Lentinan produce a good response not only to cancer but also to infectious diseases, and might also be associated with protection from aging. The leading principle of the function of Lentinan resides in the fact that it can cure patients by restoring their homeostasis, and through enhancement of their intrinsic resistance against such diseases.
Turkey tail mushroom generally stays potent for many years, regardless of its form. The constituents don't break down easily. Keeping it away from heat and light will help extend its useful shelf life.