A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting bodies of fungi typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources. Calocybe indica is rich in protein, lipid, fiber, carbohydrate and vitamin and incorporates an ample amount of essential amino acid and low fat product. History displayed that C. indica used as the food supplement around the world for a long time because it is rich source of thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, pyridoxine, biotin, and ascorbic acid. C. indica is used in the treatment of various diseases and disorders, as reported in scientific literature. It has become the third commercially grown mushroom in India after button and oyster mushrooms. Currently, the people of India are showing less interest in cultivation of this mushroom due to its low productivity. The researchers developed new techniques to improve the production of C. indica and now it is required to bring awareness in people about these techniques. The purpose of the present review is, to sum up, the available data and to reproduce the current status of this mushroom in research area.
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Amit Roy, Pushpa Prasad. Properties and uses of an Indigenous Mushroom: Calocybe indica. Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 2014; Vol. 4: Issue 1, Pg 17-21.