Medicinal Mushrooms: Cultivation, Properties and Role in Health and Disease

Derrick Cruz (Editor)

Series: Alternative Medicine, Health and Wellness
BISAC: MED071000



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Medicinal Mushrooms: Cultivation, Properties and Role in Health and Disease presents an overview of the traditional usage of these medicinal mushrooms and the scientific evidence for their role in alleviating lung diseases. The majority of the findings to date link the medicinal benefits of the mushrooms with their anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties.

The authors go on to examine the physiochemical and health effects of dietary fiber in edible mushrooms, along with their possible mechanisms. This provides sufficient knowledge about the dietary fiber in edible mushrooms, which might lead to the better utilization of medicinal mushrooms in human diet.

Lastly, the authors discuss polysaccharides and other components from mushrooms, which demonstrate an anti-inflammatory effect on inflamed immunocompetent cells such as monocyte, macrophage, and microglia and so on.


Chapter 1. Bronchodilator Effects of Medicinal Mushrooms Used in Traditional Medicine
(Mei Kee Lee, Richard Roberts and Kang Nee Ting, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 2. Dietary Fiber from Edible Mushrooms and Their Health Effects
(Haixia Chen, Zihan Xue and Ramesh Kumar Santhanam, Tianjin Key Laboratory for Modern Drug Delivery & High-Efficiency, School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China)

Chapter 3. Mushrooms and Their Effects on the Prevention and Cure of Inflammation
(Ken-ichiro Minato and Masashi Mizuno, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agriculture, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan, and others)


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