Medicinal mushroom research is vast, here are a few of our favorite scientific articles here at Elevated Spores. There are thousands of scientific papers to chose from. You can do more of your own research on any medical topic at this preferred website:


Jayachandran, M., Xiao, J., & Xu, B. (2017). A Critical Review on Health Promoting Benefits of Edible Mushrooms through Gut Microbiota. International journal of molecular sciences18(9), 1934.   Here is the link



Kim HG, Yoon DH, Kim CH, Shrestha B, Chang WC, Lim SY, Lee WH, Han SG, Lee JO, Lim MH, Kim GY, Choi S, Song WO, Sung JM, Hwang KC, Kim TW. Ethanol extract of Inonotus obliquus inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation in RAW 264.7 macrophage cells. J Med Food. 2007 Mar;10(1):80-9. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2006.156. PMID: 17472471.

Cui Y, Kim DS, Park KC. Antioxidant effect of Inonotus obliquus. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Jan 4;96(1-2):79-85. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2004.08.037. PMID: 15588653.


Chan JS, Asatiani MD, Sharvit LE, Trabelcy B, Barseghyan GS, Wasser SP. Chemical Composition and Medicinal Value of the New Ganoderma tsugae var. jannieae CBS-120304 Medicinal Higher Basidiomycete Mushroom. Int J Med Mushrooms. 2015;17(8):735-47. doi: 10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.v17.i8.40. PMID: 26559860.

Wang G, Zhang J, Mizuno T, Zhuang C, Ito H, Mayuzumi H, Okamoto H, Li J. Antitumor active polysaccharides from the Chinese mushroom Songshan lingzhi, the fruiting body of Ganoderma tsugae. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 1993 Jun;57(6):894-900. doi: 10.1271/bbb.57.894. PMID: 7763875.

Chien RC, Tsai SY, Lai EY, Mau JL. Antiproliferative Activities of Hot Water Extracts from Culinary-Medicinal Mushrooms, Ganoderma tsugae and Agrocybe cylindracea (Higher Basidiomycetes) on Cancer Cells. Int J Med Mushrooms. 2015;17(5):453-62. doi: 10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.v17.i5.50. PMID: 26082984.

Collado Mateo D, Pazzi F, Domínguez Muñoz FJ, Martín Martínez JP, Olivares PR, Gusi N, Adsuar JC. GANODERMA LUCIDUM IMPROVES PHYSICAL FITNESS IN WOMEN WITH FIBROMYALGIA. Nutr Hosp. 2015 Nov 1;32(5):2126-35. doi: 10.3305/nh.2015.32.5.9601. PMID: 26545669.


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Saleh, M. H., Rashedi, I., & Keating, A. (2017). Immunomodulatory Properties of Coriolus versicolor: The Role of Polysaccharopeptide. Frontiers in immunology8, 1087.

Janjušević L, Pejin B, Kaišarević S, Gorjanović S, Pastor F, Tešanović K, Karaman M. Trametes versicolor ethanol extract, a promising candidate for health-promoting food supplement. Nat Prod Res. 2018 Apr;32(8):963-967. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2017.1366484. Epub 2017 Aug 18. PMID: 28817965.

Pallav K, Dowd SE, Villafuerte J, Yang X, Kabbani T, Hansen J, Dennis M, Leffler DA, Newburg DS, Kelly CP. Effects of polysaccharopeptide from Trametes versicolor and amoxicillin on the gut microbiome of healthy volunteers: a randomized clinical trial. Gut Microbes. 2014 Jul 1;5(4):458-67. doi: 10.4161/gmic.29558. Epub 2014 Jul 9. PMID: 25006989.