Sanghuang (Phellinus linteus) is a medicinal mushroom that has reportedly been used in Asian countries for centuries for a variety of ailments, including inflammation, gastrointestinal problems, and cancer.
Although human clinical trials are lacking, sanghuang has been used to treat cancer in a few cases. In preliminary research, sanghuang has been shown to reduce tumor size, prevent metastasis in a variety of cancers, and enhance the beneficial effects of several anticancer drugs when used in combination therapy.

Related Terms

Aoshima medicinal mushroom, bai hua rong, hispidin, hispolon, Hymenochaetaceae (family), interfungins A, lintenole, keumsa sangwhang mushroom, meshimakobu (Japanese), mud mushroom, mulberry yellow, ohňovec hartigův (Czech), polypore, song gen (Chinese), phellinone, Phellinus linteus, sang-hwang (Korean), suanghuang (Chinese), teng.

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These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
Cancer (Grade: C)
Although human evidence is lacking, sanghuang has been shown to have anticancer properties. Further research is required before a conclusion can be made.