The mushroom type commonly known as Cola De Pavo, or under its Latin name Corolius Versicolor, is a type of fungus that commonly grows around trees so if you often spend time in nature you’ve probably spotted it near trunks of trees. The mushroom is one of a rigid form and structure, has a rounded shape and distinctive brown colored concentric lines.
Chinese traditional healers have long used this type of mushroom in the treatment of a number of conditions and ailments, from immune system deficiencies to all kinds of cancers.
Cola De Pavo against cancer
Currently, there are a number of studies conducted researching the Cola De Pavo mushroom’s extract, more specifically the polysaccharide-K, an immune boosting substance in humans and the results have so far been promising. Scientists are further researching the possibility of treatment with this type of mushroom for conditions like cancer and its ability to lessen the side-effects caused by chemo in cancer patients.
Some Eastern countries, like Japan, have commonly accepted the fact that mushrooms can be used in the treatment of cancer and are applying it in practice. Aside from the Cola de Pavo mushrooms, they also use shitake and maitake mushrooms.
The Cola the Pavo mushroom, and other varieties of mushrooms as well, are abundant in a substance called beta glucan, which has a boosting effect on the human immune system. Its effect is so powerful that the body becomes capable of defending itself against a variety of conditions. Scientific studies are indicating that aside from boosting our immune system, beta glucans are capable of prevent cancer cells proliferation via lymphocytes activation.
The Health Benefits of Cola de Pavo mushrooms
Aside from its powerful effect against cancer and the high content of beta glucans, these mushrooms are also abundant in other minerals, like selenium which is essential for our overall health.
Selenium, which is a mineral commonly present in mushrooms, plays a vital role in the metabolic processes in our body and improves our nutrient absorption. Moreover, selenium has proven to be an effective tool against heart-related diseases, and respiratory conditions such as asthma.
Selenium is a vital compound for people who suffer from hair loss and alopecia as well, as it’s a mineral that prevents hair loss and helps with similar hair problems like dandruff. It should also be mentioned that these mushrooms have a low calorie count, just 25 calories in 100gr of mushrooms, so they’re the ideal snack for people on a diet.
Cola de Pavo mushrooms have an extremely low glycemic index, which means that they’re an excellent choice for diabetics or people who mind their glucose levels.
And finally, if all of this wasn’t enough, these wild mushrooms are also rich in folic acid, niacin, B vitamins (B1, B2 and B6), extraordinary antioxidant vitamins.
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