Pratibhatai Pawar College of Pharmacy, Wadala Mahadev, Shrirampur
The oyster mushroom, scientifically known as Pleurotus ostreatus, is a cultivated species of mushrooms that is characterized by unique culinary and medicinal properties. Its nutritional value is derived from the proteins, carbohydrates, fatty acids, vitamins, and mineral nutrients present in its fruit bodies. Due to its high fiber content and low-fat content, it is a valuable component of an atherosclerosis diet. The fruit bodies of oyster mushrooms are an important source of biologically active substances, specific polysaccharides, and polyphenols that influence the human immune system to fight against cancer cells. ß-D-glucans have a beneficial effect on the digestive system, lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and decrease the risk of ischemic heart disease. The active substances present in the mushrooms have antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, antidiabetic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Numerous scientific studies have proven the high efficiency of therapy using preparations and extracts from Pleurotus ostreatus mycelia, both in the prophylaxis and cure of civilization diseases, atherosclerosis, and cancer.
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