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Reishi

Also indexed as:Fungi (Reishi), Ganoderma lucidum
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Botanical names:
Ganoderma lucidum

Parts Used & Where Grown

Reishi mushrooms grow wild on decaying logs and tree stumps in the coastal provinces of China. The fruiting body of the mushroom is employed medicinally. Reishi grows in six different colors, but the red variety is most commonly used and commercially cultivated in North America, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea.1

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
6 mg per day for 8 weeks 2 stars[2 stars]
A double-blind trial found that an extract of Ganoderma lucidum mushroom was significantly more effective than a placebo in improving urinary symptoms in men with BPH.
Altitude Sickness
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Reishi has been reported to be a helpful treatment for altitude sickness but this use still needs to be confirmed in well-designed human trials.
Hepatitis
Take zinc L-carnosine supplying 17 mg zinc twice daily1 star[1 star]
The mushroom reishi appears to be effective in treating chronic hepatitis B, according to preliminary research.
HIV and AIDS Support
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Reishi is medicinal mushroom with immune-modulating effects that may be beneficial for people with HIV infection.
Hypertension
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
One trial reported that reishi mushrooms significantly lowered blood pressure.
Infection
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Reishi supports the immune system in the fight against microbes.
Type 1 Diabetes
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Reishi may improve immune function and has demonstrated benefits in diabetic animals.
Type 2 Diabetes
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Reishi may have some beneficial action in people with diabetes.

Traditional Use (May Not Be Supported by Scientific Studies)

Reishi has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for at least 2,000 years.2 The Chinese name ling zhi translates as the “herb of spiritual potency” and was highly prized as an elixir of immortality.3 Its Traditional Chinese Medicine indications include treatment of general fatigue and weakness, asthma, insomnia, and cough.4

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