Armillaria mellea, known as the Honey mushroom, is an edible mushroom found in the United States.  Commonly grows on trees, this particular edible mushroom contains the beta D-glucan,  Vitamin B groups and 15 amino acids.  Due to its intra-cellular beta glucan (1) contents, the honey mushroom extracts helps protect the cell from free radical oxidation damages (2) as well as maintain a healthy immune response (3).

Active Constituents:

The honey mushroom contains beta-D glucan, Vitamin B groups, and 15 amino acid.

Pharmacological and Clinical Research: Original Research on Honey mushrooms


1. Yoo et al., Antimetastatic and immunomodulating effect of water extracts from various mushrooms., J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2009 Sep;2(3):218-27.
2. Liu et al., Structural elucidation and immunological activity of a polysaccharide from the fruiting body of Armillaria mellea., Bioresour Technol. 2009 Mar;100(5):1860-3.
3. Liu et al., Protective effect of Armillaria mellea polysaccharide on mice bone marrow cell damage caused by cyclophosphamide., Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2005 Feb;30(4):283-6.