Local doctor makes breakthrough in rare mushroom cultivation

Dr. Ngo Anh from the Hue University March 31 announced he had successfully grown a rare and valuable type of mushroom in a lab using tissue growth technology.

Dr. Ngo Anh, the first to cultivate black reishi mushrooms in a lab setting, stands next to his prized fungi (Photo: SGGP)

Black reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma Subresinosum), highly valued for their medicinal properties, have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years.

The fungi are used to make remedies to treat a host of diseases including urinary disorders and liver and cardiovascular diseases.

They are also said to be useful in treating fatigue, diabetes, insomnia, stomach ulcers, and for pain relief and detoxification.

Dr. Anh said it takes from four to six months to grow and harvest the black reishi mushrooms. Using 1 kilogram of dry sawdust to grow the fungi, an average output of 50 grams of the mushrooms can be expected, he said.

By Phan Le – Translated by Hai Mien

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