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Author(s): Varsha Meshram*1, Nagendra Kumar Chandrawanshi2

Email(s): 1varshameshram2801@gmail.com, 2chandrawanshi11@gmail.com

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    1School of Studies in Biotechnology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
    2School of Studies in Biotechnology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
    *Corresponding author Email: varshameshram2801@gmail.com

Published In:   Volume - 4,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2022

DOI: 10.52228/NBW-JAAB.2022-4-1-4  

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ABSTRACT:
For many years, traditional Chinese medicine has relied on medicinal fungi to boost the immune system and revitalize the body due to their diverse biological functions. Among the medicinal fungi, Cordyceps species have been particularly valuable because of their bioactive components that are beneficial for modern medicine and pharmacology. However, most reviews on Cordyceps have only focused on a few species and their specific pharmacological effects, leaving many other species unexplored. This review aims to fill this gap by gathering data on the pharmacological value of various Cordyceps species and their best extraction process for bioactive compounds. By doing so, we can uncover potential therapeutic applications of Cordyceps that have not been explored yet, and contribute to the development of new drugs and treatments.

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Varsha Meshram and Nagendra Kumar Chandrawanshi (2022) Bioactive Compounds and Pharmacological Activities of the Genus Cordyceps: A Review. NewBioWorld A Journal of Alumni Association of Biotechnology,4(1):13-19.DOI: https://doi.org/10.52228/NBW-JAAB.2022-4-1-4


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