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    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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    • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
    • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

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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 have some beneficial action in people with diabetes.
    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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