Scientific Name
Group : Fungi
Family : Agaricaceae
Genus : Agaricus
Species : campestris Linn. ex Fries
Common Name
English Name : Mushroom
Hindi Name : Khumbi
Manipuri Name : Chenggum
Other Details
Habit : Saprophyte with delicate fruiting bodies.
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Fruiting body is cooked and eaten. Plant body crushed for decoction (can be with water or with milk and sugar).
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : The plant body is rich source of vitamins (B complex, K, C & D). Rich in minerals, proteins, carbohydrate, fat, etc.
Ailment Treated : Cooked or plant decoction is tonic, laxative, used in paralysis, seminal weakness and general dibility. Decoction/ cooked, mushroom is given to combat weakness and ricket, given as diet for T.B patients. Fried mushroom increases sexual vitality (improves sexual strength).
Source : Wild and Cultivated.