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I've heard turkey tail has been linked to treating cancer, and garden giant treats e coli. What can be used to treat Legionnaires Pneumonia?

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    I don't think it was used to treat cancer, I think it was shown to boost the immune system during cancer treatments. Big difference. – JohnP Sep 14 '18 at 19:56
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    Hello a coder, welcome. Questions asking to validate/refute an "I've heard XYZ" claim are usually off-topic here unless you're able to present the research demonstrating that it's a legitimate theory, and preferably the biological plausibility of it. "Look into X" is not sufficient, it must be a part of the question construction. – DoctorWhom Sep 14 '18 at 22:43
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    My point is that there are guidelines for how questions are asked on this site, and I wanted you to know that is why yours has been downvoted. I offered some suggestion on how to improve it, and there are some guides to look at as well. – DoctorWhom Sep 15 '18 at 6:57
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    @acoder - From Paul Stamet's paper: " Immune modulation is believed to be the primary mechanism of action of turkey tail mushrooms. The University of Minnesota and Bastyr University (Kenmore, Washington) recently completed a phase 1 dose-escalation trial and found that up to 9 g/day of a T versicolor preparation is safe and tolerable in women with breast cancer who had undergone chemotherapy. Perhaps the most intriguing part of this study was the finding that 6 g of T versicolor appeared to lead to faster immune recovery after radiotherapy." – JohnP Sep 18 '18 at 20:16
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    Here is the article - journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.7453/gahmj.2012.1.5.007 – JohnP Sep 18 '18 at 20:17
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EDIT: However the answer is accepted it is not correct. OP asked about pneumonia. And of cause mild analgetics is inadequate treatment. The answer below is pointing out about Pontiac deases which is mild version Legionellosis.

Turkey tail, oyster mushroom or other edible mushrooms having high analgesic effect can be used as a part of symptomatic treatment of lighter version of Legionnaire's decease, vis. Potiac fever. For the details please see Wang H, Liu Y, Han C. The analgesic effect of several edible mushrooms. OA Alternative Medicine 2013 Oct 01;1(3):22. However it is not recommended for treatement of severe cases of Pottiac fever or Legionnaire's decease itself, because high mortality rate untreated\unadquate treament (> 15%).

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  • How is a mild analgesic going to help Legionella?? – Graham Chiu Sep 18 '18 at 18:55
  • And what has Pontiac Fever got to do with the question regarding Legionella pneumonia? – Graham Chiu Sep 18 '18 at 19:05
  • Your answer is incorrect. – Graham Chiu Sep 18 '18 at 19:07
  • However, @Graham Chiu, you are right. The question specifically asks about pneumonia. The post is not answering the question. And the answer is to be deleted until further consideration. Unfortunately, I cannot delete it as it is accepted and I will request moderators to delete it. – Artem Sep 18 '18 at 19:14
  • @Artem - That is not in the scope of a moderators duties. The best thing to do is create a better answer that gets more upvotes, and indicate (as you have done) that this is not a correct answer. – JohnP Sep 18 '18 at 20:12

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