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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
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 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
Click the following link to see chart for additional therapeutic properties of Turkey Tail Mushroom, see "Trametes versicolor".
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