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. 2005 Sep;2(3):285-99.
doi: 10.1093/ecam/neh107.

The Pharmacological Potential of Mushrooms

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The Pharmacological Potential of Mushrooms

Ulrike Lindequist et al. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. .
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Abstract

This review describes pharmacologically active compounds from mushrooms. Compounds and complex substances with antimicrobial, antiviral, antitumor, antiallergic, immunomodulating, anti-inflammatory, antiatherogenic, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective and central activities are covered, focusing on the review of recent literature. The production of mushrooms or mushroom compounds is discussed briefly.

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Lentinula edodes; Photo: Prof. Jan Lelley.
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Ganoderma lucidum; Photo: Prof. Jan Lelley.
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Grifola frondosa; Photo: Prof. Jan Lelley.

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