Recent studies have shown that the oyster mushroom (Pleurotus) is a great ally in the treatment of cancer and reduce cholesterol.
Mushrooms of “Pleurotus” family long known to be a good food. But “Pleurotus eryngii”, or king oyster mushroom is very healthy and healing.
These fungi are rich in protein, vitamin B and have a very large number of molecules of lovastatin, which has a calming effect affects cholesterol.
alcoholic extract of these two fungi stimulates two molecular mechanisms that prevent the growth of colon cancer and breast cancer.
Experts advise we always eat these cooked mushrooms because they contain hemolytic proteins, called ostreolysin, which if consumed in large quantities can be toxic .