from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large and important genus of fungi, characterized by having a fleshy cap or pileus, and a number of radiating plates or gills on which are produced the naked spores.
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- n. type genus of Agaricaceae; gill fungi having brown spores and including several edible species
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In Brazil, agaricus is called cogumelo de Deus, which translates as “mushroom of God.”
Studies have demonstrated the role of royal agaricus for use in the recovery from cancer and in lowering blood glucose and serum cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Originating in the mountain region of Piedade, Brazil, royal agaricus has gained popularity in its home country as well as in Asia as a panacea cure-all.
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Some suggested mushrooms to use in the broth are coral mushrooms (rumeria rubripermanens), field mushrooms (agaricus campestrus) and ceps (boletus edulis.)
By wrapping the patches -- which contain plant extracts like wood vinegar and agaricus mushrooms -- around the soles of their feet while they sleep, users claim that they can enjoy greater energy during the day and better sleep at night.
Funnily we don't often pick field mushrooms (agaricus spp.), mostly we get slippery jacks (suillus luteus) and saffron milk caps (lactarius deliciosus) and we have a couple of secret spots where we find birch mushrooms (leccinum scabrum).
He added that, albeit regarded with abhorrence by the more superstitious inhabitants of Pewsey, the fungi were edible, and gave no trouble to ordinary digestions (his own, for example); nor upon close examination could Mr. Micklethwaite detect that they differed at all from the common _agaricus campestris_.
A discovery was made some few years since that two or three species of agaricus form by deliquescence an inky fluid which dries into a blister colored mass, is capable of being used as a water color for drawing, and retains its color in defiance of all the common chemical agencies.
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