Unique Medicinal Mushroom: Fungi
Vaidya, J G. & Rabba, AS. “Fungi in Folk Medicine”. Mycoiogist T (1993) 131-133.... Unique Medicinal Mushroom: Fungi
Fungi are a group of organisms that exhibits some characteristics of plants and animals. Although many of them look like plants, they don’t have roots, stems, and leaves as complex as the plants and lack chlorophyll which means they cannot make their own food by photosynthesis. However, like animals they depend on outside source for food. There are more than 100,000 species of fungi (Access Science). Some of these fungi are saprotrophs i.e., they secrete enzymes onto the dead or decaying matter to digest them externally and then absorb the resulting small food particles. Some fungi are mutualistic wherein it is in...