Mushrooms Can Be Strong Medicine against Cancer
Massey, Patrick B., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Patrick B. Massey, M.D.
In the near future, important discoveries in the treatment of cancer may come from one of nature's most unassuming entities: the mushroom.
For centuries, herbalists and healers have attributed robust healing properties to mushrooms. Although some mushrooms are poisonous, many are considered strong medicine by practitioners of culturally based medical systems such as Oriental medicine. Indeed, some mushrooms are traditionally used to treat cancer.
Modern science has been researching the medicinal properties of mushrooms for more than 30 years. However, only in the past 10 years have the effects of mushroom extracts on various …
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Publication information: Article title: Mushrooms Can Be Strong Medicine against Cancer. Contributors: Massey, Patrick B. - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: May 23, 2005. Page number: 6. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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