The pharmacological potential of mushrooms

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2005 Sep;2(3):285-99. doi: 10.1093/ecam/neh107.


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.