Pharmacological and therapeutic potential of Cordyceps with special reference to Cordycepin

  title={Pharmacological and therapeutic potential of Cordyceps with special reference to Cordycepin},
  author={Hardeep Singh Tuli and Sardul Singh Sandhu and A. K. Sharma},
  journal={3 Biotech},
  pages={1 - 12}
An entomopathogenic fungus, Cordyceps sp. has been known to have numerous pharmacological and therapeutic implications, especially, in terms of human health making it a suitable candidate for ethno-pharmacological use. Main constituent of the extract derived from this fungus comprises a novel bio-metabolite called as Cordycepin (3′deoxyadenosine) which has a very potent anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. The current review discusses about the broad spectrum potential of… 

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    The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology
  • 2005
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