Agaricus blazei murill (also known as God's Mushroom) but generally referred to as just Agaricus is a mushroom that originated in the rain forests of Brazil. The Agaricus also thrives in the tropical areas of China; the Chinese are today the primary producers of Agaricus for the world. In all of Asia today the estimated medicinal mushroom production is estimated as a $2 billion a year industry. Recently the benefits of Agaricus mushrooms have became well publicized in Japan and the market grew close to $450 million in retail sales of Agaricus. Agaricus mushrooms are the most common variety prepackaged in supermarkets and are available fresh, canned, or frozen. The white mushrooms are mildly flavored and tasty when eaten raw and even more flavorful when cooked.
The Agaricus mushroom possesses miraculous curative benefits to a wide range of disorders including immune system booster, cardiovascular system, digestion, weight management, diabetes, chronic and acute allergies, cataracts, hearing difficulties, stress syndrome, chronic fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, and disorders of the liver. The Agaricus mushroom contains aromatase inhibitors, which are associated with the decline in the growth rate of tumors, breast cancer in particular and can mitigate the effect of the proliferation of these disease cells. Several studies have documented this mushroom's ability as a very powerful activator for various components of the human immune system.