Medicinal mushrooms
Medicinal mushrooms
Medicinal mushrooms
Medicinal mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms F. de DIEGO CALONGE

<p> Discover the medicinal uses that man has given to mushrooms and fungi


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Usually the words "" mushroom"" and ""mushroom "" are used simultaneously and with the same meaning, but they are different things. Mushroom is equivalent to the fruit of the mushroom is like the apple of the apple tree and mushroom is the whole individual and corresponds to the whole apple tree plant.

In Medicinal Fungi the main medicinal properties of a group of mushrooms that exceeds 100 species are compiled. It analyzes the therapeutic applications that have been used since ancient times in the Far East, especially in China and Japan, as well as in America by the Aztecs, Mayas and Incas, and some European civilizations, such as the Greeks and Romans.

The medicinal applications treated are arranged by groups in this way are exposed mushrooms that act as adaptogens and stimulants of the immune system, aphrodisiacs, hallucinogens, antibiotics, anticarcinogens, anti-osteoporotic, antiviral, nerve cell growth stimulants, inhibitors of Alzheimers disease and other ailments, such as Parkinsons and Hodgkins disease, inhibitors of oncogenic activity, immunodepressants, etc. It is worth highlighting the quantity and quality of the thematic bibliography incorporated in each chapter, as well as the glossary, where the terminology used is explained in a concise and clear way.

The author has a vast training in mycology, a specialty he started right after finishing his degree in Pharmacy at the Complutense University and which he has cultivated during the last 50 years of his professional life. Precisely because of his link with health and his great inclination to collaborate with public health, on numerous occasions he has helped to prevent poisonings caused by mushrooms or to propose curative treatments in cases in which the poisoning had already taken place. He has published a dozen books, nearly 400 scientific articles, directed 12 doctoral theses and given countless lectures on mycology.


Forewords. Introductions. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Medicinal applications of mushrooms. Other medicinal properties of mushrooms. Description of mushrooms with medicinal properties. Some pharmaceutical preparations based on medicinal mushrooms. Bibliography. Glossary index of scientific names.


  • 160 pages
  • Format 16,5 x 23,5
  • Edition 2011
  • ISBN: 9788484765080