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Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2012

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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World of Medicinal Mushroom-An Overview

Address:   Dharmesh Sharma1, Deepak Prashar2*, Ruchika Chauhan3, Madhu Chauhan4, Neha Jasrotia2 and Sanjay Saklani5
1Department of Pharmacology, Himachal Dental College, Sunder Nagar (H.P.), India
2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manav Bharti University, Solan (H.P.), India
3Dept. of Biotechnology, Manav Bharti University, Solan (H.P.), India
4Department of Chemistry, Manav Bharti University, Solan (H.P.), India
5Dept. of Economics, Govt. College Dharampur, Mandi (H.P.), India
*Corresponding Author

Ever since introduction of medicinal mushrooms, it has helped humans in curing many diseases. They contain many active ingredients that act actively against some diseases including cancer. But about 50 species are poisonous out of total 700 edible species. Irrespective of their medicinal value some mushrooms can cause side effects such as dermatitis and other allergic reactions. This suggests that one should be very cautious while consuming these mushrooms. In this review, we have tried to summarize a number of medicinal mushrooms with their medicinal uses. Moreover, the worldwide market, economic aspects and safety criteria was also taken into consideration.
medicinal mushroom, economic value, world market, pharmaceuticals, mushroom safety
Dharmesh Sharma, Deepak Prashar, Ruchika Chauhan, Madhu Chauhan, Neha Jasrotia, Sanjay Saklani. World of Medicinal Mushroom-An Overview. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2012; 4(1): 39-43.
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