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Medicinal Mushrooms

  • Ivo BianchiEmail author
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Abstract

The use of mushrooms in medicine dates back to the ancient Egyptians and Chinese cultures that used them to promote general health and longevity.

Keywords

Pleurotus Ostreatus Oyster Mushroom Ganoderic Acid Schizophyllum Commune Medicinal Mushroom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Guglielmo MarconiRomeItaly

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