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High income from cultivation of Ganoderma Mushroom

Three fruits are obtained from one seed of Ganoderma. It is a priceless treasure for health. Detailed conversation with experts to read here.


Ganoderma lucidum is a luminous mushroom with amazing medicinal properties. It plays the role of an excellent tonic for health. Apart from all types of patients, its consumption is also beneficial for healthy people. This gives relief from many difficult diseases. It does not have any side effects or adverse effects. That is why it has also been awarded with analogies like a panacea, mushroom of longevity, and mushroom of immortality.

Ganoderma has the status of ‘adaptogen’ and is an excellent tonic. It is considered a boon for the body’s immunity, as it improves body composition and develops additional abilities to heal wounds and heal tumors. Its regular intake makes the body normal and energetic and keeps the mind fresh. It also increases memory power and longevity and reduces blood cholesterol and lipid levels.

Ganoderma Mushroom
Image Credit: ICAR

Identification of Ganoderma Lucidum 

The name Ganoderma lucidum is inspired by the Latin word lucidus (luminous). Its colour is as if nature has applied shiny polish or varnish on the surface of its fruit (mushroom). Not all Ganoderma are lucidum, just as all mushrooms are not Ganoderma. That’s why scientists have to take the help of DNA tests for the strong identification of pure Ganoderma lucidum.

Ganoderma grows mostly in tropical areas and only on dead wood. Its about 80 varieties are found in 6 colors – black, purple, blue, white, yellow, and red. Out of this, the variety that develops with yellow colour and matures in red colour is called the real ‘Ganoderma Lucidum’. The history of medicinal use of Ganoderma dates back thousands of years in Chinese civilization. Its name is ‘Lingzhi’ in China and ‘Reishi’ in Japan. Indian tribal society has also been treating joint pain with its extract since ancient times.

Ganoderma Mushroom

Great profit in the cultivation of Ganoderma Mushroom 

There are at least seven species of mushrooms with medicinal properties: reishi (Ganoderma), shiitake (Lentinula edodesae), Grifola frondosa, Cordyceps sinensis, Coriolus (Trematis), Schizophyllum commune, and Versicolor. Of these, Ganoderma’s share in world trade is around 70%, and this amount is around $3 billion. But the production of Ganoderma in India is very less, and the demand is very high. That is why its import in the country is more than Rs 200 crore. That’s why the production of Ganoderma can prove to be very beneficial for the farmers associated with mushroom cultivation. 

Marketing of Ganoderma is challenging 

Anubha Srivastava, a scientist at the Prayagraj-based Forest Research Center for Eco-rehabilitation, told ‘Kisan of India’ that by cultivating Ganoderma mushroom on just 80 square meters of land, an annual income of Rs 3.25 lakh can be earned. Is. But even though Ganoderma is a treasure trove of amazing properties, even though its commercial production is particularly easy and profitable, even though it is in tremendous demand in the country, it is sad that its marketing network in the country is still in its infancy. That is why Ganoderma growers may face some difficulties in selling their produce.

Bhola Ram Sharma, a resident of Sikar in Rajasthan and popularly known as ‘Mushroom Man of India’, is one of those successful farmers who not only grow many varieties of mushrooms but also make and sell Ganoderma mushroom powder. But they do not have the capacity to buy Ganoderma from other farmers. He has told that the Malaysian pharmaceutical company DXN has almost monopoly in the global market of Ganoderma. It has also expanded its market significantly in India. That’s why considering the challenges related to marketing of Ganoderma, appropriate action is expected from apex agriculture organization like ICAR and agro marketing agency like ‘NAFED’.

Ganoderma Mushroom
Image Credit: ICAR

Why is the medicinal properties of Ganoderma amazing? 

The adenosine present in Ganoderma inhibits the process of blood clotting. Its intake increases the capacity of the adrenal gland and establishes hormonal balance. Irrespective of the age and physical constitution of the patient, Ganoderma balances human body weight, digestion and metabolic functions. It is also anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory etc. It improves liver function and high blood pressure.

Consumption of Ganoderma does not have any adverse effect and many complex diseases get relief. It is also beneficial in sciatica, arthritis, spondylitis, rheumatic joint problems and gynecological diseases and urinary disorders. Even incurable diseases like diabetes can be cured by consuming Ganoderma. It not only plays the role of insulin but also stimulates the pancreas glands to produce extra insulin.

Initially some patients may experience symptoms of weakness, itching and excessive urination after consuming Ganoderma, but these are natural symptoms and are related to our individual and physical constitution. On the other hand, these symptoms mean that the medicine is taking effect in the body and these unusual symptoms disappear after a few days.

Resources needed for Ganoderma Cultivation 

Before joining the cultivation of Ganoderma mushroom, it is necessary to gather information related to selling the produce. However, at present few manufacturers of Ayurvedic products in the country use its extract and powder. But accessing such pharmaceutical companies can be a bit more difficult than finding a generic Ganoderma producer. In this connection, help can be taken from ICAR-Directorate of Mushroom Research, Chamba Ghat, Solan, besides the nearest Krishi Vigyan Kendra and other Ganoderma growers.

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