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Agaricus blazei and Grifola frondosa — Two Important Medicinal Mushrooms

Ganoderma lucidum

, which has been treasured in China for thousands of years as an herbal drug, medicinal food, and health-producing tonic. In this chapter we consider two other important medicinal mushrooms

, Agaricus blazei

(Murrill) ss. Heinem. and

Grifola frondosa

(Dicks.:Fr.) S.F. Gray, which recently have become the most promising and most intensively studied species. A wide range of medicinal traits have been attributed to them for treatment of tumor, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and hepatitis.