POISONOUS AND HALLUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS
by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Flammulina velutipes is a widely cultivated species known as Enotake or Enoki. It contains a polysaccharide, which is apparently an immune system stimulant that may have indirect anticancer properties. Whether the polysaccharides it contains can be effective in preventing cancer has yet to be shown. Research has also revealed that Flammulina velutipes contains a red cell-destroying toxin, though the toxin is either not absorbed in humans or is destroyed either in cooking or by digestion.
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