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Title:  Therapeutic potential of Ganoderma lucidum (Fr.) P. Karst.
Authors: Sheena, N
Lakshmi, B
Janardhanan, K K
Keywords: Medicinal properties
Mushroom
Ganoderma lucidum
Reishi
Ling Zhi
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.7A61K 35/84, A61P 1/16, A61P 9/00, A61P 29/00, A61P 35/00, A61P 39/06
Abstract: Mushrooms represent a major and untapped source of potent new pharmaceutical products. The antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antinociceptive, antimutagenic, anticarcinogenic, antitumour, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective and cardioprotective activities of the methanolic extract of Ganoderma lucidum (Fr.) P. Karst. collected from tropical South India were  evaluated for the revalidation of its utilization in Chinese folklore medicine. Review of results is presented in this paper.
Page(s): 382-386
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Source:NPR Vol.4(5) [September-October 2005]

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