Mushroom Oyster– Elixir for Health (Pleurotus ostreatus)
Oyster is exceptionally delicious mushroom that we can find ourselves in the nature, but we can also successfully grow. In the world oyster is known by name forest oyster.
During the winter our immunity is endangered. It appears anemia, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, lumbago and numbness of extremities. Nature at this time gives us mushrooms that as a dietary supplement will help us to reduce or eliminate these problems.Oyster contains essential amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, B7, vitamin P and numerous minerals. Oyster proteins in their composition are similar to animal. Due that contain a large percent of carbohydrates and only about 4% fat.
The main carrier of the mushrooms is complex sugars – polysaccharides. Among them, is an important beta-glucan, which is located exactly in an oyster. This helps in reducing the level of cholesterol and triglycerides. If drained oyster is added in an amount of 4% of the total daily diet, the level of cholesterol for 2 months decreased to 65-80%.
The anticancer activity of beta glucan, it is remarkably strong. It reflects to the stopping of growth of the tumor, whether to use such as oyster or only as extract (a preparation that contains this saccharide). The dose of 0,1 mg / kg to 0,2 mg / kg beta glucan shows remarkably significant effect of withdrawal of the tumor.
The stimulation of the immune system with the mediation of beta glucan as an aid in the use of a particular therapy noble shortens the time of the illness and gives more chances for recovery.
In China, where it has been described since in Sung Dynasty (420-479), it’s used for pain relief and muscle relaxation. Except that, is used in the treatment of lumbago, numbness of the limbs and tendons as well as in the treatment of poor circulation. The recommended dose for the treatment is 3-9 grams oyster during the day.
Finally, it can be concluded that oyster is valuable mushroom for nutrition and as an aid to cure for certain diseases. Whether you use one that is grown or enjoying in the nature to go alone in the search of forest oysters,of course for yourself you will do the best.