Maitake - Grifola frondosa
Chinese name – Hui Shu Hua
English name – Hen of the Woods
Polysaccharides have been shown to be the major active components of G. frondosa and several beta-glucan, heteropolysaccharide and proteoglycan fractions have been isolated with potent immunomodulatory action, including D-fraction, MD-fraction and Sx-fraction.
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