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International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy


ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343

Article: ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF MUSHROOM- LENTINUS SP.: A SHORT REVIEW

Article Category: Review articles

DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100246

Pages: 102-105

Author: J. Manjunathan * and S. Shymala Gowri

Abstract: In search of new therapeutic alternatives, scientific community had studied many kinds of mushrooms and have been shown to contain valuable sources of bioactive agents that result in beneficial health effects such as antitumor, anticancer, antiviral, anti inflammatory and hypolipidemic activity. The most significant medicinal effects of mushrooms derived compounds, both cellular components and secondary metabolites, have been shown to stimulate the immune system and could be used to treat variety of diseases, including Cancers. So these medicinal mushrooms can be called as “Immunomodulators” or “Biological Response Modifiers (BRMS)”, “Immunopotentiators” and “Immunostimulant”.




Keyword: Shiitake mushroom, Lentinus sp., antitumor, anticancer, antiviral