Scientific name: Pleurotus ostreatus
The vigorous Oyster mushrooms grow on trees in the wild. They start growing after the first rains of the season.
Oyster mushrooms are excellent sources of natural lovastatin and their medicinal attributes extend beyond cardiovascular health. Two molecular mechanisms from alcohol extracts of Oyster mushrooms were identified which inhibit growth of colon and breast cancer cells without significant effect on normal cells, and has a potential therapeutic/preventive effect on breast and colon cancer.