Medicinal Plants and Fungi: Recent Advances in Research and Development

  • Dinesh Chandra Agrawal
  • Hsin-Sheng Tsay
  • Lie-Fen Shyur
  • Yang-Chang Wu
  • Sheng-Yang Wang

Part of the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World book series (MAPW, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Medicinal Properties/Therapeutic Effects: Medicinal Plants and Fungi

  3. Bioactive Compounds: Medicinal Plants and Fungal Endophytes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Sanjana Kaul, Suruchi Gupta, Supriya Sharma, Manoj K. Dhar
      Pages 167-228
    3. Mohammed Majrashi, Sindhu Ramesh, Jack Deruiter, Vanisree Mulabagal, Satyanarayana Pondugula, Randall Clark et al.
      Pages 229-252
    4. Yan-Long Yang, Qiao-Qiao Tao, Jun-Jie Han, Li Bao, Hong-Wei Liu
      Pages 253-312
    5. Ling-Sze Yap, Wai-Leng Lee, Adeline-Su-Yien Ting
      Pages 313-335
    6. Marthandam Asokan Shibu, Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Chih-Yang Huang
      Pages 337-362
  4. Production Systems and Biotechnology: Medicinal Plants and Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Emily Chin-Fun Chen, Hung-Chi Chang, Chia-Chen Chen, Chao-Lin Kuo, Hsin-Sheng Tsay
      Pages 459-483
  5. Resources/Techniques: Medicinal Plants and Fungi

About this book


This book highlights the latest international research on different aspects of medicinal plants and fungi. Studies over the last decade have demonstrated that bioactive compounds isolated from medicinal fungi have promising antitumor, cardiovascular, immunomodulatory, anti-allergic, anti-diabetic, and hepatoprotective properties. In the light of these studies, the book includes chapters (mostly review articles) by eminent researchers from twelve countries across the globe working in different disciplines of medicinal plants and fungi. It discusses topics such as the prevention of major neurodegenerative and neurotoxic mechanisms by Centella asiatica; the medicinal properties and therapeutic applications of several mushrooms species found in different parts of the world; and fungal endophytes as a source of bioactive metabolites including anticancer and cardioprotective agents. There are also chapters on strategies for identifying bioactive secondary metabolites of fungal origin; the use of genomic information to explore the biotechnological potential of medicinal mushrooms; and solid state fermentation of agro-industrial and forestry residues for the production of medicinal mushrooms.

It is a valuable resource for the researchers, professionals and students working in the area of medicinal plants and fungi.


Medicinal plants and fungi Phytochemistry Anti-cancer drugs Biotechnology Metabolic Engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Dinesh Chandra Agrawal
    • 1
  • Hsin-Sheng Tsay
    • 2
  • Lie-Fen Shyur
    • 3
  • Yang-Chang Wu
    • 4
  • Sheng-Yang Wang
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Applied ChemistryChaoyang University of TechnologyTaichungTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Applied ChemistryChaoyang University of TechnologyTaichungTaiwan
  3. 3.Agricultural Biotechnology Research CenterAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.Graduate Institute of Natural ProductsKaohsiung Medical UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  5. 5.Department of ForestryNational Chung Hsing UniversityTaichungTaiwan

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