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Q: Safety of the Phellinus Linteus Mushroom for long term human consumption ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Safety of the Phellinus Linteus Mushroom for long term human consumption
Category: Health > Alternative
Asked by: polnud-ga
List Price: $150.00
Posted: 02 Sep 2004 11:05 PDT
Expires: 02 Oct 2004 11:05 PDT
Question ID: 396075
The web is full of information on the research about the phellinus
linteus mushrooms beneficial uses. The mushroom is now being grown
commercially. But I can not find any research or finding that says
that it is safe for long term human consumption. Korea has done the
most research on this mushroom and I have seen references to it being
approved as "food" in korea but since I don't read korean I can't do
an extensive search. The question is has anyone published a study or
finding that Phellinus linteus mushrooms are safe for long term human
comsumption, and if so how and how can I get a copy?

Request for Question Clarification by kyrie26-ga on 26 Sep 2004 16:44 PDT
Hi there polnud-ga,

Thank you for your question. If I can provide sources that show this
mushroom's use as a traditional Korean food, would it be sufficient to
prove its safety for long-term human consumption?

Does it have to be a published study, or will other such evidence
(i.e. documented use in history) be acceptable?

Do let me know. Many thanks in advance.

Subject: Re: Safety of the Phellinus Linteus Mushroom for long term human consumption
Answered By: tox-ga on 30 Sep 2004 16:25 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

The phellinus linteus mushroom has indeed been approved both as
medicine and as a food product in Korea.

I have been able to find summaries/full texts of the following korean
clinical studies:

6. Immunostimulating activity of Phillinus linteus extracts to
B-Iymphocyte Arch. Pharm. Res., 15(4), 379-381(1992) M. W. Han, G. T.
Oh, S. B. Han, H. M. Kim, and I. D. Yoo

7. Effect of Kp, an antitumor protein-polysaccharide from mycelial
culture of Phillinus linteus on the humoral immune response of
tumor-bearing ICR mice to sheep red blood cells Arch. Pharm. Res.,
16(4), 336-388(1993) M. W. Ham, K. S. Chung, S. S. Kim, H. S. Kim, K.
Y. Kim, and K. H. Kim

8. Phellinus linteus ?? ?????? ??? ????? Kp? ???? ????, 38(2),
158-165(1994) ???, ???, ???, ???, ???

9. Stimulation of humoral and cell mediated immunity by polysaccharide
from mushroom Phellinus linteus Int. J. Immunopharmac., 18(5),
295-303(1996) H. M. Kim, S. B. Han, G. T. Oh, Y. H. Kim, D. H. Hong,
N. D. Hong, and I. D. Yoo

10. The inhibitory effect of polysaccharide isolated from Phellinus
linteus on tumor growth and metastasis Immunopharmacology, 41,
157-164(1999) S. B. Han, C. W. Lee, Y. J. Jeon, .N. D. Hong, I. D.
Yoo, K. H. Yang, and H. M. Kim

List obtained from

In several conclusions, it is indicated that the effect that the
mushroom has on the human body is very effective for activating the
immune system but does not attribute to any side effects such as such
as bone marrow suppression, immunosuppression, hepatotoxicity and
renal toxicity.  The studies indicate no danger towards long term

Also, the scientists and government of Democratic People's Republic of
Korea explicitly states on their official trade website "Sang-hwang
extracts in powder, capsule or liquid form when taken on a regular
basis, can significantly reduce the chances of getting cancer. There
are absolutely no known side effects of using Sang-hwang for long
periods of time."

If you would like any additional research about phellinus linteus
mushroom done in the Korean language, or would like clarification on
any part of the answer, please let me know.

Best regards,

Googe search terms: sang whang, and various combinations of korean
text using

Request for Answer Clarification by polnud-ga on 04 Oct 2004 10:04 PDT

Can you help with a translation of the portion of the referenced
studies that refers the Long term  safety.  Particulaly 6,9,and10
polnud-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $20.00

Subject: Re: Safety of the for long term human consumption
From: pojans-ga on 14 Oct 2004 04:09 PDT
Does anybody know where to buy Phellinus Linteus Mushroom?
Subject: Re: Safety of the Phellinus Linteus Mushroom for long term human consumption
From: polnud-ga on 15 Oct 2004 12:27 PDT
you mail send snail mail to raz-mentis llc.

raz-mentis llc.
po box 522024
salt lake UT 84152

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