Unimaginable power, functional plants

What is

This society aims to provide opportunities that researchers exchange opinions to analyze, identify and measure the functional plants such as Chlorella. Moreover, we aim to provide more information regarding functional plants and food ingredients, which are based on scientific evidence accepted by researchers, medical experts and so on, and contribute to create "society of health and longevity".

What are functional plants?

Plants contain various nutritional compositions; therefore, they have been used for keeping health since ancient times.
They are called "functional plants" because they are rich in ingredients which condition our body. For example, Chlorella, used as food, contains various ingredients such as protein, vitamins and so on, and these ingredients complement each other, not single. Chlorella promotes our health based on the concept of "whole food".

Introduction of functional plants

What is Chlorella?

What is Eleuthero?

What is Agaricus?

Single-celled green algae born with the diversity of organisms

The word "Chlorella" refers to all single-celled green algae that grows in fresh water.
"Pyrenoidosa", "vulgaris" and "sorokiniana" are well known species of Chlorella.

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The chairman of "Society for Chlorella and Functional Plants Research"
Professor at New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University
Teruo Miyazawa, Ph.D.

Useful plant living in an extremely
cold region

Eleuthero (scientific name: Acanthopanax Senticosus. HARMS) is a deciduous shrub which belongs to Araliaceae and grows in the wild in eastern part of Hokkaido.

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Professor at the department of pharmaceutical sciences, Suzuka University of Medical Science
Takahiko Fujikawa, Ph.D.

Mushroom, a genus of Agarics having an antitumor action

Agaricus (scientific name: Agaricus blazei Murrill, Japanese name: Himematsutake) is originated from Piedate, Brazil.

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President of Research Institute of Mycology and Pharmacology
Hitoshi Ito, Ph.D.

What is Chlorella?

What is Soba (fagopyrum spp.)?

Researcher's voice

Traditional food used in the world

Soba (fagopyrum spp.) is the yearly plant of Polygonaceae Fagopyrum and one of traditional foods used in the world.

Medicinal plants which have been used since ancient times

Mulberry (Morus alba L.) is a deciduous tall tree of the Mulberry family that is believed to have been introduced into Japan in the Yayoi period and it has been cultivated since then.

Study of Eleuthero

Health Sciences University of Hokkaido Lecturer
Yusuke Takahashi, Ph.D.

ociety for Chlorella and Functional Plants Research 1st academic meeting
The first meeting will be held on Saturday, September 29th, 2018.
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