Split Gill Tincture 30ml
- Schizophyllum commune
wild harvested split gill ± 10 000mg
Split Gill Tincture
Fungi have been renowned medicines in many far eastern countries for hundreds of years, and one of the most capable and easiest to identify of them all being the split gill mushroom.
This rugged little fungus grows worldwide, on every continent except Antarctica - the species name commune actually means common or widespread. It is extremely hardy, growing in both icy and arid land - this mushroom grows especially well in South Africa, soaking up moisture in rainy seasons and then going into a suspended state similar to hibernation, allowing it to survive for months at a time without dying.
Split gill mushrooms are a favored traditional food throughout Southeast Asia, India and many parts of Africa, usually fried with legumes and seeds, it is said to have a sweet taste. On a medicinal level, split gills truly shine. This mushroom has traditionally been used to treat general weakness, debility, gynecological diseases, leukorrhea, cancers and more.
Besides nutrient substances such as protein, fiber, and minerals, analysis of split gill mushrooms show that they produces three notable biopolymers - hydrophobin, kda protein, and by far the most widely researched glucan in this mushroom being a water-soluble triple-stranded helix known as schizophyllan.
Schizophyllan is a polysaccharide composed of glucose polymers of different sizes and degree of branching, but often consisting of β-D-glucans which are similar to those found in the cell walls of other medicinal fungi
Schizophyllan has shown antitumor activity against both solid and ascite forms of sarcomas and carcinomas. This amazing compound can reduce tumor growth by increasing lymphocytic infiltration, cytotoxic T cells, and NK cell creation which leads to a stronger antitumor immune response at tumor sites
This tough little mushroom can also induce the production of LAK cells - Lymphokine-activated killer cells are white blood cells that mediate the identification and destruction of cancer cells.
Schizophyllan has also been proven to increase cellular immunity by restoring suppressed killer
cell activity. It can also provide protective effects against many different infections and even activate macrophages which results in augmentation of T cell which is the most important mediator of systemic immunomodulation.
Split gill fungi are also great as an adjuvant for chemotherapy patients as schizophyllan can inhibit chromosomal damage caused by chemotherapeutic agents and radiation.
Split gill mushrooms are exceptionally powerful but scarce - they only grow in small communities on decaying wood, and for this reason we only produce small batch ethically harvested hydro-ethanolic extracts to preserve and increase the beneficial compounds of this mushroom