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Natural Medicinal Mushroom Museum
Northeastern Thai, or Isan, people consume mushrooms in large quantities each year. Some kinds of mushroom are used as medicine for certain diseases; however, academic studies on mushrooms have rarely been conducted. Being located in the center of this region, rich with many varieties of this valuable resource, Mahasarakham University has taken on a leadership role 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 natural medicinal mushroom museum project with the collaboration of the Thai-Korean Natural Phellinus Mushroom Research Center. The construction of the museum was started in May, 2007 and completed in August of the same year. It is regarded to be the first natural medicinal mushroom museum in Thailand and Asia.