Medicinal fungi: a growing industry.

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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    One market research company estimates the global functional mushroom market will grow from $8bn in 2020 to $19.3bn in 2030.

    Dozens of claims are made for medicinal mushroom products. The Bristol Fungarium, for example, sells extracts of fungi that it says relieve anxiety, prevent wrinkle formation, stabilise blood pressure and ease hot flushes. From heart health and type 2 diabetes to allergies and cancers, the list of ailments that mushrooms are said to alleviate is long. But are these claims supported by scientific evidence? Or are medicinal mushrooms just the latest fad?

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