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Fly fishermen use the shredded substance for drying tied flies: Cut it finely, powder, then pour the product in an old 35 mm film canister, drop in the fly, close the lid and shake—it works. Artists employing traditional art technique fabricate the mushroom into clothing, including caps, gloves, breeches, picture frames, and ornaments. To make fire starter from amadou, soak the fruit bodies in water then cut them into strips. Beat and stretch the strip into fibers called red amadou; add gunpowder to increase potency of the tinder.
Research continues to indicate that Trametes versicolor represents a novel immune therapy with significant applications in cancer treatment (Torkelson et al. 2012). Polysaccharide peptide (PSP) is a protein-bound polysaccharide extracted from the edible mushroom Trametes versicolor. In the animal-testing phase as an antitumor drug it appears to work as an immune system modulator, enhancing the body’s own use of macrophages and T lymphocytes, rather than directly attacking tumors (Ng, T. 1998). ” However, Nakazato reported that 262 gastric cancer patients treated with PSK (Polysaccharide Krestin) as adjunct therapy with chemotherapy showed a decrease in cancer reoccurrence and a significant increase in disease-free survival rates (Nakazato et al.
Melanin gives chaga its black color and is an antioxidant with restorative properties for the skin, hair, and eyes. Chaga’s immune-stimulating polysaccharides reported to relieve chronic gastritis and treat ulcers. Polysaccharides from chaga exhibited many biological activities including antitumor, antioxidant, hypoglycemic, immune-stimulating effects, and so on. Ultrasonic technique was an effective method to extract bioactive polysaccharides from I. obliquus (Lingling et al. 2010). In a cell-culture study, chaga elicited anticancer effect on human lung carcinoma and colon adenocarcinoma—effects attributed to decreased tumor cell proliferation, motility and morphological changes.