Maitake mushroom grows in forests in Asia, Europe, and eastern North America. It contains chemicals that might help fight tumors, stimulate the immune system, and lower blood sugar levels.
People use maitake mushroom for enlarged ovaries with cysts, diabetes, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for MAITAKE MUSHROOM overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Surgery: Maitake mushroom might affect blood sugar levels, making blood sugar control difficult during and after surgery. Stop using maitake mushroom at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with MAITAKE MUSHROOM
Maitake mushroom might lower blood sugar levels. Taking maitake mushroom along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with MAITAKE MUSHROOM
Maitake mushroom might increase the blood thinning effects of warfarin and potentially increase the chance of bleeding. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more often if you take maitake mushroom along with warfarin. The dose of your warfarin medication may need to be changed.
Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with MAITAKE MUSHROOM
Maitake mushroom might lower blood pressure. Taking maitake mushroom along with medications that lower blood pressure might cause blood pressure to go too low. Monitor your blood pressure closely.
Be cautious with this combination
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