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Malignant Tumours – Medicinal Mushrooms

malignant Tumours and medicinal mushrooms


Modern Medicine & research

Meets ancient wisdom


Overview (Part 1)

Medicinal mushrooms were traditionally used for many different conditions. However, early Researchers were most interested in their effects against  Malignant Tumours (Cancer) 

Medicinal mushroom research in the East
Modern research of medicinal mushrooms started in Japan when Dr Kisaku Mori established the
Institute of Mushroom Research in Tokyo in 1936. The primary goal of the Institute was to gather
and critically analyze the methods and experiences of traditional use.
Most research on anti-cancer effects of mushrooms was done in Japan, at the Research Institute of the National Cancer Centre in Tokyo. In 1969, prof. Tetsuro lkekawa verified the healing effects of 7 edible mushroom extracts on mice with sarcoma 180.

In the same year, prof. Goro Chihara has published a short article in Nature on the anti-tumour effects of lentinan ( a compound from shiitake), and in 1970 in Cancer on its isolation, chemical structure, and anticancer activity.

Overview (Part 2)

In 1974, Hamuro and Chilara confirmed and expanded these findings in a joint study with the Japanese food company Ajiinomoto.  About the same time, Chilara also published the preventative and therapeutic effects of lentinan on cancer metastasis.

The most important results of this research follow below:


Please Note the Study result for Ganoderma (Reishi).

“Truth About Cancer”

Four Mushrooms…Article Summary

   As modern medicine rediscovers ancient superfoods, there is growing evidence that medicinal mushrooms are among the most powerful functional foods for both preventing and treating Cancer. In fact, some anti-cancer mushrooms exhibit direct superfoods, tumour shrinking abilities.

One of the most well-known medicinal mushrooms in Asian healing arts is  Ganoderma/Reishi/Lingzhi.  There is data to support the potential use of Reishi as a super-food and an adjunct therapy for colorectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and breast healing.

Agaricus blazei murill mushroom made a big splash when a study jointly conducted by the Medical Department of Tokyo University, The National Cancer Center Laboratory, and Tokyo College of Pharmacy showed a complete recovery in 90% of guinea pigs injected with cancer cells (180 sarcoma).

The anti-viral properties of the turkey tail mushroom provide a unique opportunity to target oncoviruses (tumour virus) such as human papillomavirus leading to cervical cancer, hepatitis C leading to liver cancers, and others.

Drug companies cannot patent mushrooms. Due to this fact, money typically won’t be allocated to study them, unless they come from private institutions or government grants.

Mushrooms can be consumed raw, powdered, liquid, and infused into other products. Typically raw does not offer the same Cancer benefits as supplements. For safety reasons, it is vital to choose mushroom supplements from growers and producers that follow strict methods and practices to ensure product purity.


Doctor's Opinions About Ganoderma
Doctor’s Opinions About Ganoderma

Below is a Link to the Experiences of many Doctor’s using Ganoderma.

Compiled by Dr.S.Ranjan, MBBS MD DM (Cardiology)

These Doctor’s Opinions include the extensive benefits of Ganoderma lucidum in the treatment of Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Cancer, Kidneys, Diabetes, the Immune System and as an Adaptogen.

Education and Background of Dr Rajan

Dr Ranjan, MBBS MD in General Medicine, DM (Cardiology) of Madras Medical College, Post Doctoral Teacher in Cardiology for 17 years, Personal Physician and Cardiologist to Former Honorable Presidents of India.


For the combined experiences of many doctors  –  please GoTo: 

PubMed Medical Reports about Ganoderma


PubMed Government Library
PubMed Government Library

PubMed Medical Reports about Ganoderma draws on over 4.5 million Medical Articles housed in the United States National Library of Medicine. There are many hundreds of  Research Articles that deal with Ganoderma Lucidum known as Reishi in Japan and Lingzhi in China and India.

We have included a number of extracts, but please visit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/  and type in Ganoderma or any other medicinal for a comprehensive report.

Ganoderma Lucidum/Reishi/Lingzhi has been used extensively in Asian countries for over 4,000 years, and for over 2,000 years has been known as the  King of Herbs  A great deal of work has been carried out on its therapeutic potential.

The basidiocarp, mycelia, and spores of Ganoderma Lucidum contain approximately 400 different bioactive ingredients.  It has a great number of pharmacological effects as detailed below, including anti-tumour (Cancer), chemo and radioprotective properties.


Effect of polysaccharides from Ganoderma


Testimonials published, are those of the Authors and can therefore in no way be taken to reflect the official views of DXN International (Aust) Pty Ltd.