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Latin synonyms: Coriolus versicolor, Polyporus versicolor, Polystictus versicolor, Trametes versicolor

Common name synonyms: Kawaratake, Many-colored polypore, Many-zoned Polypore, Yun Zhi, Yunzhi

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Turkey Tail Mushroom
is the most ubiquitous mushroom in the world.  It grows on fallen trees and stumps from the sub-arctic to the tropics.

Considering the vast array of bacteria and other fungi it has to compete with for space, it stands to reason that it must possess a powerful immune system.  An immune system with potentially powerful health promoting compounds for humans.

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In traditional Chinese health, Turkey Tail Mushroom extract is used to treat liver cancer and some types of jaundice. 160  In modern health care, the best known and most researched extract of Turkey Tail Mushroom is PSK.  It is used in Asia as an anti-cancer drug under the brand name Krestin. 188

Two Japanese studies in the 1990's encompassing a total of 486 patients showed an increased survival rate from gastric cancer when PSK was added to conventional chemotherapy treatment. 161, 162, 163  It's also been found that PSK reduces cancer metastasis and recurrence. 161, 162, 164

Two other polysaccharides from Turkey Tail Mushroom extract have been found to have an inhibitory effect on leukemia.  The polysaccharide CVP was shown to inhibit leukemia cell proliferation without any negative effect on normal lymphocytes. 165, 166, 167  Another smaller polysaccharide named SPCV also had an inhibitory effect on leukemia cells. 168

The compounds of Turkey Tail Mushroom extract appear to work in two ways to combat cancer: 1) They demonstrate a direct inhibitory effect on the proliferation of cancer cells, and 2) They stimulate the activity of NK (Natural Killer) cells in the patient. 169, 170, 171  NK cells are an important part of the immune response to fight cancer.

Though the effectiveness against different forms of cancer varies, PSK is currently used to treat cervical cancer in conjunction with radiation.  Studies have linked it to increased survival rate from cervical cancer. 134  It also decreases tumor cell regeneration in hormone responsive prostate cancer, as demonstrated in a 2001 study at New York Medical College. 172

Other forms of cancer that PSK has been tested against with promising results include certain forms of sarcoma, carcinoma, breast, lung and colon cancer. 25, 173  However, it appears ineffective against Sarcoma 180. 174

PSK has also been proven as a potent antibiotic, in particular against strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes. 175, 176, 177, 178, 179

Tests in vitro (test tubes / Petri dishes - not live subjects) have even shown a compound (PSP) from Turkey Tail Mushroom extract to inhibit the replication 180 and infection of HIV. 181

In a study conducted in 1995, PSK demonstrated effectiveness at normalizing the immune function of people with chronic rheumatoid arthritis. 182

Paul Stamets, in his book Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, says he's aware of several individuals with Hepatitis C who have reported relief of symptoms on a regimen of health supporting mushroom tea.  In particular, he mentions a man with a swollen spleen and liver.  Every day, he would drink a tea made from Reishi and Turkey Tail.  The swelling disappeared after two weeks.  His liver enzymes normalized as HCV was reduced from 1.3 million to 140,000. 183

In conclusion, Turkey Tail Mushroom extracts also contain many antioxidant compounds 184,185, 186, 187, and may assist the recovery of the spleen after radiation. 189

In his book "Mycelium Running," health mushroom expert Paul Stamets also lists the following areas where research has shown Turkey Tail extract to have a beneficial effect: Kidney Tonic; Uterine Cancer. 134

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Known active compounds:

Ergosterol (provitamin D2) derivatives
PSK (protein bound polysaccharide, -(1-4)-D-glucan protein)
PSP (polysaccharopeptide)



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