Mushrooms have been a very important source of nutraceuticals from the very beginning, containing various nutraceuticals, like β-glucans, lectins, unsaturated fatty acids, phenolic compounds, tocopherols, ascorbic acid, and carotenoids. These nutraceuticals offer significant therapeutic potential for the treatment of a number of lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, etc. In addition, the mushroom also can be utilized as an important agent of bioremediation. Mushroom exhibits strong high metal absorption capacity and can be utilized to improve the fertility of aquatic and land ecosystem.
This book comprises a new efficient treatment strategy for the treatment of various lifestyles and other most common diseases with the help of mushrooms and their nutraceuticals. This book also shows the efficient bioremediation strategy exhibited by most common mushrooms. The starting chapters of this book exhibit the nutritional and medicinal values of various edible and non-edible mushrooms. In addition, the therapeutic activity of various bioactive components of mushrooms also has been explored in these starting chapters. Antidiabetic properties of different mushrooms are also explored in the starting chapters of this book. For both type I and type II, the therapeutic potential of mushrooms have been included in this chapter. In the middle of the chapters, the anticancer properties of various edible and non-edible mushrooms have been thoroughly discussed in this book. Various nutraceuticals present in different edible and non-edible mushrooms offer considerable anticancer properties, which are discussed in these middle chapters. A good number of figures and tables has been included regarding the anticancer properties of different mushroom and their nutraceuticals. In the last section of this book, some in silico approaches by utilizing mushrooms to treat various diseases have been included. Some of the last chapters also exhibited the application of fungal xylanase enzymes. One chapter in the last section also shows the antimicrobial properties of various mushrooms. A major portion of the last chapters explores the bioremediation properties of various mushrooms.
Overall, we can say that this book offers a combo pack of the treatment of lifestyle diseases along with an agent for bioremediation that shows a strong capacity to improve the fertility of aquatic and land ecosystems. This book attracts researchers worldwide working on the therapeutic potential of mushrooms and their nutraceuticals. In addition, students are also interested in this book to see the therapeutic activity of mushrooms. Thus, this book will be a complete package for researchers, scientists, and students working in the field of mushroom research.
Mohan Prasad Singh
Sachchida Nand Rai
Centre of Biotechnology
University of Allahabad