Turkey tail mushroom (Trametes versicolor also known as Coriolus Versicolor or Polyporus versicolor) is an edible medicinal mushroom with a colourful fan-shaped margin that resembles the tail of a turkey. Turkey tail contains proteases, polysaccharides and polysaccharopeptides with immunomodulation, anti-tumour, antioxidant, anti-microbial, prebiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. The β-glucans Krestin (PSK) and Polysaccharide Peptide (PSP) in turkey tail have been shown to suppress inflammation, strengthen the immune system and stimulate monocytes and dendritic cells, and thereby exert anti-tumour effects used in cancer treatments. Turkey tail also has pre-biotic effects that increase levels of probiotic Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus while inhibiting pathogenic bacteria.
Aritson Cruz., L.P., Luis M. Rodríguez-Alcalá., Tito Fernandes., Manuela Pintado.,, Health Benefits of Edible Mushrooms Focused on Coriolus versicolor: A Review. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 2016. 4(12): p. 773-781.
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