Development and Innovation of Ganoderma Industry and Products in China

  • Zhenhao Li
  • Jianlong Zhou
  • Zhibin Lin
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1181)


Ganoderma (Lingzhi) has been used as a medicinal mushroom to promote health in China for more than 2000 years. The modern research and development of Ganoderma industry started from the 1950s, in which the successful cultivation of Ganoderma fruiting body and submerged fermentation of Ganoderma mycelium lay the critical foundation for the industry development. Recent decades have witnessed the rapid development of Ganoderma industry, which is boosted through various efforts made by the government, the academia, and the industry. In this chapter, the development of Ganoderma industry in China is reviewed in terms of gross output, standards, scientific articles, patents, and associations. In addition, development of Ganoderma products and manufacturing technologies are also overviewed and summarized. In the last section, several innovation trends are suggested for the further development of Ganoderma industry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhenhao Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jianlong Zhou
    • 1
  • Zhibin Lin
    • 3
  1. 1.Zhejiang Shouxiangu Pharmaceutical Co., LtdWuyiChina
  2. 2.College of Pharmaceutical SciencesZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  3. 3.Department of PharmacologySchool of Basic Medical Sciences, Peking UniversityBeijingChina

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