Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
Online ISSN : 1880-5086
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Recent Advances in Indian Herbal Drug Research
Guest Editor: Thomas Paul Asir Devasagayam


Indian Medicinal Mushrooms as a Source of Antioxidant and Antitumor Agents
Thekkuttuparambil A. AjithKainoor K. Janardhanan
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2007 Volume 40 Issue 3 Pages 157-162

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Medicinal mushrooms occurring in South India namely Ganoderma lucidum, Phellinus rimosus, Pleurotus florida and Pleurotus pulmonaris possessed profound antioxidant and antitumor activities. This indicated that these mushrooms would be valuable sources of antioxidant and antitumor compounds. Investigations also revealed that they had significant antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic activities. Thus, Indian medicinal mushrooms are potential sources of antioxidant and anticancer compounds. However, intensive and extensive investigations are needed to exploit their valuable therapeutic use.

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