Chhattisgarh state is well known for the largest forest area and tribal population in India. The tribal have a very close linkage with their forest habitat and familiar with a number of biological species. Among the tribal groups, the Baiga is one of the most alien groups in this state. These aborigine people have developed pharmacopoeia using flora and fauna and recognized a variety of mushroom as a food and medicine. The medicinal use of mushrooms has a very long and traditional knowledge of tribal groups it has been slightly increase knowledge last decades in the world. It has estimated approx 140,000 mushroom species on the earth and only 10% reported are known. Chhattisgarh forest creates a most congenial atmosphere for occurrence edible and medicinal mushrooms which have parental of providing alternatives for food and medicine. During our systematic approach, to catalogue the indigenous tribal mushrooms species have been recorded,viz Agaricus sp. Agrocybe sp, Amanita sp.. Coprinus sp. Clitocybe sp., Cortinarius sp, Geaster sp., Inocybe sp, Lentinus sp, Lepiota sp. Lactarius sp., Pleurotus sp. Russula sp..Termitomyces sp., Tricholoma sp., Volvariella sp. It is more nutritious and great potential of bioactive compound, secondary metabolites, vitamins, and dietary supplements as functional foods, nutraceuticals, nutriceuticals, and etc, which is great potential for successful bioprospecting.
Cite this article:
Shukla (2016). Ethnopharmacological Important of Tribal Mushrooms in Chhattisgarh Forest. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 29(1), pp.67-68.