The Cancer Fighting Mushroom Sanghuang

November 23, 2023 7 mins to read

Cancer is a one of the leading health crisis in the world globally and presents an on-going challenge to the medical community. There are many promising new treatments like histotripsy and medications that could be the next break through for a cure…but despite hundreds of millions of donations and funding, the mainstream medical establishment has yet to find a cure for cancer. Traditional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation often come with severe side effects and potential drug resistance. However alternative medicine has had many cancer-fighting remedies for generations. In this article I investigate New research on a medicinal cancer fighting mushroom Phellinus linteus, or more commonly called Sanghuang.

The History of Cancer Remedies in Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine has for generations, had various cancer fighting protocols and remedies. Numerous individuals have used these natural protocols to varying degrees and seen remarkable recoveries from all manner, and stages of cancer. Modern medicine has finally started to catch up, with tens of thousands of studies now showing the anti-cancer potential of various foods, herbs, supplements and compounds, for many types of cancer. Check out my Nutritional Guide to Cancer The Alexa Anona Protocol for Cancer.

Nutrition is Science Backed

Many people are skeptical of natural remedies, pointing out the people that have died despite taking them, while simultaneously ignoring the over 90% failure rate of conventional treatments like chemotherapy. The argument I get is “well they are science backed” implying somehow nutrition is not! Well, nothing could be further from the truth…there are thousands of studies on herbs, foods, supplements and natural compounds showing potent cancer fighting potential. But don’t take my word on it…Go to PubMed and search up “X (food, herb supplement) and X (type of cancer)” and browse the countless studies. e.g. look up broccoli and cancer or sulforaphane and cancer. It seems modern medicine is finally catching up to what alternative/holistic medicine has known for decades; reminding us how powerful natural remedies truly are in fighting cancer.

The best thing about natural protocols, is that they can often be used along-side (under professional advisement) more traditional treatments, to potentially enhance their effectiveness and recovery. But you must also be equally careful, as some herbs and supplements could interfere with existing chemo treatments, hence why professional help is advised. Whatever your preference…there are many safe natural protocols for everyone.

A Ray of Hope from the East: Sanghuang’s Historical Use

In Asian countries, Sanghuang is revered not just as a dietary supplement but also as a therapeutic aid against infections. Its bioactive components show potential: anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and even anti-diabetic properties. In many other countries natural remedies are a normal part of traditional treatment…China is a perfect example with Chinese medicine utilizing an array of herbs and spiritual practices in cancer treatment. The world doesn’t revolve around western (allopathic model of) medicine, nor is it the primary or exclusive treatment approach to cancer in many other countries.

Case Studies: Real-Life Miracles?

Several remarkable case reports highlight Sanghuang’s potential in treating various cancers. For instance, in Japan, a patient with advanced liver cancer experienced complete tumor regression after self-administering Sanghuang. Similar cases of dramatic remission in prostate and liver cancer patients have been documented. While these instances are not definitive proof, they certainly ignite curiosity in the medical and nutritional community. However many in the mainstream medical community are very dogmatic in their beliefs, and ignore all other evidence in place of double-blind placebo controlled and peer reviewed studies; costly, difficult to fund and in terms of nutritional epidemiology, and can be inaccurate due to the complex variables and biochemical interactions involved in nutrition.

Scientific Studies: A Deeper Dive into Sanghuang’s Potential

Recent research has unveiled Sanghuang’s multi-pronged approach in combating cancer – attacking it from multiple vectors. Studies indicate its efficacy against: breast, prostate, lung, leukemia, and melanoma cancer cells, primarily through inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death) and inhibiting cell proliferation. This suggests that Sanghuang could be a valuable addition to existing traditional cancer treatments, offering a more natural and potentially less harmful alternative, with less risk of brutal side affects.

  1. Breast Cancer: Sanghuang extract inhibits the growth and spread of aggressive breast cancer cells, potentially increasing survival rates​​. Study
  2. Prostate Cancer: Sanghuang enhances the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs like doxorubicin in prostate cancer cells, offering a safer alternative for drug-resistant cases​​. Study
  3. Lung Cancer: High concentrations of Sanghuang trigger cell death in lung cancer cells, while lower doses can arrest cell growth and enhance the effects of doxorubicin​​. Study
  4. Leukemia: Hispolon from Sanghuang induces apoptosis in human leukemia cells, activating both intrinsic and extrinsic pathways​​. Study
  5. Melanoma: Sanghuang’s acidic polysaccharide stimulates immune responses and inhibits melanoma cell metastasis by preventing cell adhesion and invasion​​. Study

Beyond Cancer: Sanghuang’s Broader Health Implications

Sanghuang’s health benefits aren’t limited to cancer. Studies show Its ability to help reduce blood sugar levels and improving insulin resistance, pointing to it’s potential as a functional food for Pre and Type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, Sanghuang has shown promise in preventing COVID-19 infections and improving symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. It almost seems like Sanghuang is a miracle mushroom…

Concluding Thoughts: A Nutritional Powerhouse with Promise

As an integrative nutrition expert and author of the Alexa Anona Protocol for Cancer, Sanghuang is powerful addition to an anti-cancer diet or nutritional plan, that I intend on offering to my clients/patients. Not just for it’s potential to combat cancer but also to help with chronic conditions like diabetes; highlighting the power of natural compounds in promoting optimal health. However, it’s important to remember that these findings are preliminary. Comprehensive clinical trials and more extensive research are needed to fully understand and harness Sanghuang’s capabilities…or at least for the corrupt western medicine to find a way to patent and profit off it, while it’s used across the world, in places where Big Pharma has yet to gain full control, to help others to recover from cancer.



The information provided in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any health care agency or government entity in Canada or the United States.

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