A Brief History
Agaricus brasiliensis1 [a.k.a. Agaricus blazei Murill,
Mushroom, cogumelo do sol (sun mushroom), cogumelo de Deus (god's mushroom), Brazil's mushroom, Royal Sun Agaricus or Himematsutake in Japanese] is a mushroom originated from village of Piedade in the state of São Paulo, in Brazil. It flourishes in the hot weather of Brazil. It has been gaining worldwide attention because the population in that area have lower rate of cancer and other adult diseases that resulted in longer lifespan.
It contains the highest levels of β-(1-6) D glucan of any mushroom known in the world, a polysaccharide, known to enhance the body's immune system. Today, it is widely recognized for its ability to enhance the function of the innate immune response and the acquired immune response against a broad range of foreign invaders to the body.
A Japanese-Brazilian farmer first discovered the Agaricus brasiliensis in the summer of 1965. In March 1995, Dr. Kazunari Satake M.D., Ph.D., commenced a three-year clinical study with cancer patients. Dr. Satake announced the results of his research to the Japanese Cancer Congress in 1998.
Since 1968, Dr. Takashi Mizuno Ph.D., has studied the bioactive substances in fungi, especially those related to anti-tumor active polysaccharides. At the 12th Symposium of the 7th General Meeting of Technical Discussion Group for Fungi (held at Kinki University in Nara, Japan 1995), Dr. Mizuno presented his results with the following, quite remarkable finding:
"A remarkable anti-tumor activity was found in glycoprotein FIII-2-b, isolated from the fruiting bodies of Agaricus blazei Murill. This glucan-protein complex was the first case of an anti-tumor compound found in an edible mushroom."
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*packed with silica gel for longer storage
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ABM mushrooms cut in halves or ground (mainly special order)
* S.R.P.: Suggested Retail Price, ** Term dried & dehydrated are used interchangeably
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Agaricus blazei Murill has been given the official
botanical name as