Oyster mushrooms are known for their beautiful appearance. Pleurotus ostreatus is one of the famous oyster mushroom available in the market.
Studies have shown following properties and use of oyster mushroom:
- It contains a compound called Statin. These drugs are used to reduce bad or LDL cholesterol. It stimulates the receptor of liver to clear this cholesterol that clogs the arteries.
- Like previous mushroom types it also exhibited anti-tumor property. This is because of beta D-glucan polysaccharides in oysters. The beta D-glucan compound isolated from the oyster mushroom is called pleuran, which is responsible for its anti-cancer property (as shown in laboratory animals)
- It also known to stimulate immune system to fight the cancer.
Image credit: https://www.liveseybrosmushrooms.co.uk/ (for mushroom supply and recipes)
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: December 8, 2017