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Title: Therapeutic Potential of Mushrooms
Authors: Rai, Mahendra
Tidke, Girish
Wasser, Soloman P.
Keywords: Mushrooms;Antimicrobial;Bioactivity;Biomedical;Cardiovascular;Therapeutics
Issue Date: Aug-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. cl.7A61K 35/84, A61P 9/00, A61P 31/00, A61P 35/00.
Abstract: Mushrooms are an important natural source of foods and medicines. Traditional aboriginals knew the medicinal importance of edible and wild mushrooms and these are now being screened for their bioactivity in various ailments. Mushrooms represent a major and untapped source of potent new pharmaceutical products. A wide range of activities including antitumour, cardiovascular and antimicrobial are reported in mushrooms. In developing countries like India mushroom progress is a boon in the field of food, medicine, and in generating employment. The alternative systems of medicine utilize the curative properties of mushrooms. The present review is aimed to discuss biological activities of mushrooms and their roles in various human diseases.
Page(s): 246-257
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.4(4) [July-August 2005]

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