Ganoderma: Cultivation, Chemistry and Medicinal Applications, Volume 1 (Hardcover)

Ganoderma: Cultivation, Chemistry and Medicinal Applications, Volume 1 By Krishnendu Acharya (Editor), Somanjana Khatua (Editor) Cover Image
By Krishnendu Acharya (Editor), Somanjana Khatua (Editor)
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Ganoderma holds significant traditional importance in various ethnic cultures around the world, particularly in China, Japan, and Korea. Many indigenous traditions have incorporated Ganoderma into medicinal practices, being considered a symbol of longevity, vitality, and good health. At present, the taxon is believed to possess various health benefits and is used to treat ailments and promote overall well-being. In this context, the first volume of the book, titled Ganoderma: Cultivation, Chemistry and Medicinal Applications, aims to comprehensively cover the taxonomy, morphological features, domestication strategies, structures of secondary metabolites, and therapeutic prospects of Ganoderma. It may serve as a definite resource for students, researchers, healthcare professionals, traditional medicine practitioners, and enthusiasts.


Provides a comprehensive classification system for Ganoderma species, highlighting their taxonomy and distinguishing characteristics

Delves into the techniques and practices involved in cultivating Ganoderma, offering detailed guidance for individuals interested in growing this valuable fungus

Explores the cultural and traditional significance of Ganoderma in various ethnic cultures intertwined with customs, beliefs, rituals, myths, and folklore around the world

Investigates the secondary metabolites of Ganoderma, highlighting their implications

Examines diverse bioactivities associated with Ganoderma, including antioxidant, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic, prebiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritis, anticancer, hypolipidemic, and cholesterol-lowering effects

This book includes relevant illustrations, diagrams, and images to enhance the understanding of concepts associated with Ganoderma.

About the Author

Krishnendu Acharya, PhD, earned a master's in botany at the University of Calcutta and then earned an MTech in biotechnology and a PhD at Jadavpur University. Prof. Acharya joined the University of Calcutta as a Lecturer of botany in 2004 and soon acceded to professorship in 2012. He has 25 years of research and teaching experience.Somanjana Khatua, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Earlier, she was appointed by the West Bengal Education Service and posted at Krishnagar Government College, West Bengal, India. She earned a master's in botany and a PhD at the University of Calcutta. Her areas of interest include drug development, immunology, carbohydrate biology, natural products, medical mycology, and functional food.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781032397610
ISBN-10: 1032397616
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: March 8th, 2024
Pages: 218
Language: English