Ganoderma and Health: Pharmacology and Clinical Application (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) 1st ed. 2019 Edition

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by Zhibin Lin (Editor), Baoxue Yang (Editor)

Ganoderma and Health: Pharmacology and Clinical Application (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) 1st ed. 2019 Edition

by Zhibin Lin (Editor), Baoxue Yang (Editor)

This book presents a state-of-the-art report on recent advances concerning Ganoderma and where the field is going. Although some older work is also cited, the main focus is on advances made over the past 20 years in the pharmacology and clinical applications of Ganoderma.

Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi) has been used as a traditional medicine in Asian countries to maintain health and to treat diseases for more than two thousand years. Recently, its value has been demonstrated in preventing and treating certain diseases, such as tumors, liver disorders, renal injury, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, cerebral ischemia reperfusion, bronchitis etc. In addition, laboratory and clinical studies have confirmed that the chemical components of Ganoderma, such as Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide peptides and triterpenes isolated from the fruiting body of Ganoderma lucidum, produce diverse pharmacological effects. Ganoderma and its components play an important part in antioxidant stress, radical-scavenging, immunomodulation, and intracellular signaling regulation, and accordingly warrant further study. This book systematically reviews the latest advances in our understanding of pharmacology and clinical applications of Ganoderma, and offers researchers and graduate students valuable new insights into the pharmacology and clinical applications of Ganoderma and related products.

Product details

  • Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (Book 1182)
  • Hardcover: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2019 edition (November 28, 2019)
  • Language: English