1st Edition

Advances in Macrofungi Pharmaceuticals and Cosmeceuticals

Edited By Kandikere R. Sridhar, Sunil Kumar Deshmukh Copyright 2022
    328 Pages 12 Color & 36 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    328 Pages 12 Color & 36 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    328 Pages 12 Color & 36 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Large scale cultivation of macrofungi is possible with fermentation, using easily accessible lignocellulosic agricultural residues utilising economical methods to generate substantial biomass, food and biofuels. Bioconversion of lignocellulosic wastes by macrofungi generates value-added fungal nutritional biomass for humans and livestock. Besides commercial cultivation techniques, other topics covered include healing potential of mushrooms, industrial opportunities, mycelium-based products, forest wild mushrooms and industrial applications of white rot fungi.

    This book addresses the various applications of macrofungi. It encourages readers to explore non-conventional sources of nutrition as well as bioactive metabolites to serve as nutraceuticals. The volume emphasizes the significance of macrofungi as source of bioactive compounds to remedy human lifestyle diseases especially cancers and cardiovascular ailments along with immunostimulation potential by Cordyceps. This book also emphasises on the role of mushrooms as a source of cosmeceuticals, source of flavors, essence, scents and perfumes.

    Macrofungi in Pharmacy, Medicine, Cosmetics and Nutrition - An Appraisal

    Ulrike Lindequist

    Hypogeous and Epigeous Mushrooms in Human Health

    Waill Elkhateeb, Paul Thomas, Marwa Elnahas and Ghoson Daba

    Bioactive Attributes of Edible Wild Mushrooms of the Western Ghats

    Venugopalan Ravikrishnan, Kandikere R. Sridhar and Madaiah Rajashekhar

    Healing Properties of Edible Mushrooms

    Dorota Hilszczańska

    Fomitopsisbetulina: A Rich Source of Diverse Bioactive Metabolites

    Shilpa A. Verekar, Manish K. Gupta and Sunil K. Deshmukh


    Medicinal Potential of Entomopathogenic Cordyceps

    Shishupala S.

    Medical Mushrooms in a Neurodegenerative Disorder (Alzheimer's Disease)

    Manoj Govindarajulu, Sindhu Ramesh, Grace McKerley, Mary Fabbrini, Anna Solomonik, Rishi M. Nadar, Satyanarayana Pondugula, Timothy Moore andMuralikrishnan Dhanasekaran

    Neuroprotective Attributes of Cordyceps

    Lekshmi, R., Rajakrishnan, R., Benil, P.B., Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, Ameer Khusro, Young Ock Kim, Hak-Jae Kim and Mariadhas Valan Arasu

    Neurological and Related Adverse Events Associated with Pharmacokinetic Interactions of Illicit Substances of Fungal Origin with Clinical Drugs

    Julia M. Salamat, Kodye L. Abbott, Patrick C. Flannery, Kristina S. Gill, Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran and Satyanarayana R. Pondugula

    Application of Selected Species of the Genus Xylaria in Traditional Medicine

    Sunil K. Deshmukh, Kandiere R. Sridhar and Manish K. Gupta


    Mushrooms as Functional Foods

    János Vetter

    White Rot Fungi in Food and Pharmaceutical Industries

    Deepak K. Rahi, Rahi S. and Ekta Chaudhary


    Mushroom Bioactive Ingredients for Cosmetic Industries

    NurIzyan Wan Azelee, Nor Hasmaliana Abdul Manas, Daniel Joe Dailin, Roslinda Malek, Neo Moloi, Joe Gallagher, Ana Winters, Ong Mei Leng and Hesham El Enshasy

    Cosmeceuticals from Mushrooms

    Muhammad Fazril Razif and Shin Yee Fung

    Mushrooms as a Source of Flavours and Scents

    Ewa Moliszewska, Małgorzata Nabrdalik and Julia Dickenson


    Macrofungal Polysaccharides as Immunoceuticals in Cancer Therapy

    Sujata Chaudhuri and Hemanta Kumar Datta


    Kandikere R. Sridhar is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biosciences, Mangalore University and Yenepoya (deemed to be) University. His main areas of research are 'Diversity and Ecology of Fungi of the Western Ghats, Mangroves and Marine Habitats'. He has been NSERC postdoctoral fellow/visiting professor in Mount Allison University, Canada; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ and Martin Luther University, Germany; Centre of Biology, University of Minho, Portugal. He is Fellow of the Indian Mycological Society, Kolkata (2014), Distinguished Asian Mycologist (2015), etc. and is considered among the top scientists in the world in mycology.

    Sunil K. Deshmukh is a veteran industrial mycologist who spent a substantial part of his career at Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited and Piramal Enterprises Limited. He is a fellow of Mycological Society of India (MSI) and served as Adjunct Associate Professor at Deakin University, Australia and worked towards the development of natural food colors, antioxidants and biostimulants through nanotechnology intervention.