Maitake Mushroom Information
Grifola frandosa is known as the "dancing mushroom" in Japan. Maitake is one of the most promising medicinal mushrooms. Like other polypores, maitake contains polysaccharides that stimulate the immune system. A polysaccharide is a complex carbohydrate made up of smaller sugar molecules. These sugars stabilize blood pressure, blood sugar. Specific polysaccharides, known as beta-D-glucans, are also suspected to stimulate the immune system to fight cancer.