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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Natural Medicinal Mushroom Museum , Isaan, 08.06.11

Isaan people consume  a lot mushrooms every year. Many are used as medicine for
certain diseases; however, academic studies on mushrooms have rarely been
conducted.  Mahasarakham University, located in the midst of this
valuable resource, and is obliged to be the leader in conserving and inheriting the
wisdom as well as increasing the body of knowledge in the use of this natural
treasure.
         The Faculty of Science at Mahasarakham University has initiated the
project on natural medicinal mushroom museum with the collaboration of the
Thai-Korea Natural Phellinus Mushroom Research Center.The construction of
the museum had been started in May, 2007 and was completed in August of
the same year. It is regarded to be the first natural medicinal mushroom
museum in Thailand and Asia. The Museum can be viewed weekdays on the 3rd floor of the Faculty of Science building at Mahasarakham University Campus.