Volume 19 Part 1 Article 119: Nepalese Wild Mushrooms: A Treasure Trove of Various Biological Activities

Volume 19 Part 1 Article 119
Year 2016
Title: Nepalese Wild Mushrooms: A Treasure Trove of Various Biological Activities
Author: Sonam Tamrakar, Hai Bang Tran, Marina Nishida, Satoru Kaifuchi, Hiroto Suhara, Katsumi Doi, Katsuya Fukami, Gopal Prasad Parajuli, Kuniyoshi Shimizu

Abstract:
Nepal is a country rich in biodiversity, due to its unique geographic location and climatic conditions. It is home to rare natural medicinal resources, including various kinds of mushrooms. Mushrooms are being recognized for its nutritional as well as medicinal benefits. The therapeutic potential of Nepalese wild mushrooms remains largely unstudied1. The aim of this study is to fill this gap by exploring various biological activities of the ethanol extracts of the wild mushrooms collected from different parts of Nepal.

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