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Der Onkologe

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 519–525 | Cite as

Asiatische Heilpilze

  • A. Büssing
  • J. Hübner
In der Diskussion: Komplementäre Onkologie

Zusammenfassung

Asiatische Heilpilze enthalten komplexe Kohlenhydratverbindungen, die immunmodulierende Eigenschaften besitzen. Experimentelle Daten sprechen sowohl für direkte als auch indirekte Wirkungen auf Tumorzellen. Viel versprechende präklinische Daten belegen eine antitumorale Wirkung bei verschiedenen Tumorarten. In klinischen Studien wurden die alleinige Wirkung der Pilze und die Kombination mit Zytostatika geprüft. Die bisher vorliegenden Studiendaten sind unter wissenschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten nicht ausreichend, um einen therapeutischen Einsatz außerhalb von Studien zu befürworten. Patienten sollten über mögliche Nebenwirkungen und Kontaminationen von Präparaten informiert werden.

Schlüsselwörter

Heilpilze Ganoderma Lentinus Coriolus Agaricus 

Asian medical mushrooms

Abstract

Medical mushrooms from Asia contain complex polysaccharides with immunomodulating properties. Experimental data give evidence for both direct and indirect action on targets of tumor cells, and preclinical data show promising effects on different tumor types. In clinical studies, the effect of medical mushrooms was tested, both as the single agent and in combination with chemotherapy. From a scientific point of view, published data are not yet conclusive, and medical mushrooms should not be used outside of studies. Patients should know putative side effects and should be informed about putative contamination of the products.

keywords

Medical mushrooms Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) Lentinus Coriolus Agaricus 

Notes

Interessenkonflikt

Der korrespondierende Autor gibt an, dass kein Interessenkonflikt besteht.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medizintheorie und KomplementärmedizinUniversität Witten/HerdeckeHerdeckeDeutschland
  2. 2.Onkologische AbteilungHabichtswald-Klinik KasselKasselDeutschland

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