Almond Mushroom

Agaricus Blazei Murril

The Agaricus  Blazei Murril has made a name for itself as a highly valued supplier of valuable nutrients and vital substances.

It has been used traditionally to promote physical and energetic regulation.

The home of the Agaricus Blazei Murrill (ABM), which also bears the name “almond mushroom” due to its delicate taste, is in the rainforests of Brazil.

The valuable mushroom has been eaten there since time immemorial and even venerated as the “mushroom of the gods”. Science has been researching the ABM for about 40 years.

This mushroom from the champignon family became known through the American mushroom researcher W. A. Murrill, who described it in the 1940s. This researcher also gave the ABM part of its name.


Later on, the mushroom was rediscovered by Japanese coffee cultivators in Brazil. The first cultivation was also in Japan, where it is called “Himematsutake”. From there, the ABM continued to sweep triumphantly through Asia, Europe and North America.

The ABM is still one of the most expensive edible mushrooms in the world.

Hardly any other mushroom stabilises the immune system as effectively as Agaricus blazei murrill.

Agaricus blazei murrill (ABM) regulates the entire immune system - especially for cancer and autoimmune diseases. This is because ABM is the medicinal mushroom with the highest concentration of effective immune modulators.

ABM contains numerous long-chain polysaccharides, the ß-glucanes. Their complex chemical structure leads to an equally complex effectivity. Among other things, they stimulate a weak immune system and prevent or regulate immune overreactions.

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This effectiveness has in particular been proven for abdominal, intestinal, lung, pancreas, prostatic and liver cancer and for brain tumours.

ABM’s active ingredients have cytotoxic effects on cancer cells, can initiate apoptosis of neoplastic cells and suppress neoangiogenesis.

If blood formation capacities are impeded after chemo or radiation therapies, ABM supports bone marrow regeneration. This may help counteract exhaustion caused by erythrocyte deficiencies or ongoing immunodeficiency caused by leukocyte loss. Furthermore, Agaricus blazei murrill is able to reduce splenic swellings that occur by leukemia or lymphomas. This helps to significantly improve the general condition of cancer patients.

Of all mushrooms analysed so far, ABM has the highest concentration of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase and tyrosinase. These enzymes are also found in our organism where unfold strong antioxidant properties.

ABM thus helps reducing oxidative stress and free radicals.

Additionally, ABM supports the splenic blood-purifying and defense functions. Likewise, it has a protecting effect on the liver.

Positive experiences have also been reported for fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and rheumatism.

ABM can also positively affect autoimmune diseases of the thyroid gland and pancreas (type 1 diabetes).

Effective applications verified by studies

  • Activation of tumoral defense: increased production of immunoglobulin M, which later transforms into immunoglobulin G.

  • Proliferation and differentiation of macrophages and monocytes, which activates the T-cells that use messengers (cytokine IL-6) to stimulate the ß-cells to increased antibody-production.