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Developments in Medicinal Mushroom Biology and Therapeutic Properties
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Janardhanan, K K and T A Ajith
xvii+207p.,figs.,col.,tabls., 25 cm
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Weight :  700 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2015
 

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ISBN: 9789351246190
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 995.00  

Medicinal mushrooms have a long history of use in traditional ancient therapies and contemporary research has validated much of ancient knowledge. The recent research achievements in medicinal mushrooms during the last two decades have given confidence that medicinal mushrooms can contribute greatly to st healthcare of humans in 21 century. Clinical practice now in Japan, China, Korea, Russia and several South eastern countries and more recently in USA have recognized the beneficial effects of mushroom derived preparations and their use in therapy. Market for mushroom nutraceuticals in USA is about $ 15 billion today and the market is growing fast worldwide. Developments in Medicinal Mushroom Biology and Therapeutic Properties addresses the relevance and use of medicinal mushrooms in healthcare. The current book is a compilation of articles written by eminent researchers actively working on ethnomycology, biodiversity and conservation, cultivation, chemistry, pharmacology, practical application, toxicity and therapeutic uses of medicinal mushrooms. Broad range of health concern and the failure of modern medicine to treat several disease conditions makes it an essential reading for students, teachers, clinicians and researchers in health profession as well as biologists, microbiologists and others in biomedical research. The book will be immensely useful to pharmaceutical industries interested in the development of natural product based medicines, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals and drugs.

Prof. (Dr.) K.K.Janardhanan, Ph.D, FNSE, FNABS, Graduated from University of Kerala, India. Obtained Master’s and Ph.D degrees from University of Rajasthan Jaipur, India. He worked as a Post-Doctorate Fellow in the Department of Biogenesis, Institute of Microbiology, Prague, as Fellow of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. He was Deputy Director, Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (CSIR, Government of India), Lucknow, before joining Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur. Currently, he is Professor, Department of Microbiology, Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur, India. He has been working on the medicinal mushrooms occurring in India for the last 15 years for the development of therapeutically useful products for the treatment of human diseases. He carries with him over 40 years of R & D experience. His main areas of interest are medicinal plants, medicinal mushrooms and mycomedicine. He has published over 200 research papers in peer reviewed National and International Journals and 4 books. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences and Fellow of National Society of Ethnopharmacology. He was the President of Mycological Society of India and is currently the Vice-President of National Society of Ethnopharmacology. He is a recipient of Dr. Agnihothrudu Memorial Endowment Oration Award for his outstanding contributions on medicinal mushrooms. He was recently conferred the Bharath Jyoti Award by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, for his Meritorious Services.
Prof. (Dr) T.A. Ajith, Ph.D, Received Master of Science in Medical Biochemistry with first rank from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India and Ph. D in Medical Biochemistry from University of Calicut, Kerala, India. He is a Professor in Biochemistry at Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, since July 2012. He has authored 57 original research papers in peerreviewed National and International journals with 875 citations and 6 chapters in text books. His research is primarily focused on the role of compounds on the mitochondrial energy status. Dr. T. A. Ajith serves as Editorial Board member for 12 National and International journals and reviewer for many journals. He is an active Lab Assessor for NABH, Quality Council of India (QCI) and co-principal investigator of several research projects.

   

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