Wasser, Solomon P. Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Israel.
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The science of mushroom-derived products used for medical and pharmaceutical purposes. Medicinal mushrooms have an established historical use in traditional ancient therapies. Contemporary research has validated and documented much of the ancient knowledge. The interdisciplinary field of science that studies medicinal mushrooms has been developed and has increasingly demonstrated the potent and unique properties of compounds extracted from a range of medicinal mushroom species in the past few decades. Modern clinical practice in Japan, China, Korea, Russia, and other countries relies on mushroom-derived preparations. See also: Fungal biotechnology; Fungi; Medical mycology; Mushroom; Mycology
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