The Pharmacological Potential of Mushrooms

  title={The Pharmacological Potential of Mushrooms},
  author={Ulrike Lindequist and Timo Horst Johannes Niedermeyer and W. -D. J{\"u}lich},
  journal={Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine},
  pages={285 - 299}
This review describes pharmacologically active compounds from mushrooms. Compounds and complex substances with antimicrobial, antiviral, antitumor, antiallergic, immunomodulating, anti-inflammatory, antiatherogenic, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective and central activities are covered, focusing on the review of recent literature. The production of mushrooms or mushroom compounds is discussed briefly. 
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