Ganoderma Lucidum

Common Names: Reishi, Lingzhi









Ganoderma lucidum, commonly known as Reishi mushroom, is a highly revered medicinal fungus. It has a long history of use in traditional medicine for its potential health benefits. Ganoderma lucidum is rich in bioactive compounds that are believed to support various aspects of well-being. It is often valued for its potential immunomodulatory properties, helping to strengthen and balance the immune system. Additionally, Ganoderma lucidum is known for its potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, which may contribute to its overall medicinal value. It is also believed to have adaptogenic properties, helping the body adapt to stress and promoting a sense of calm and balance. With its long-standing reputation as a medicinal mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum continues to be studied for its potential in supporting overall health and wellness. However, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating it into your routine.

Physical Characteristics


Distinctive kidney or fan-shaped cap with a shiny, lacquered appearance



Cognitive Effects


Reishi mushroom is often consumed for its adaptogenic properties, which can help the body and mind cope with stress. By reducing mental fatigue and promoting relaxation, it may indirectly support cognitive performance.


Studies have shown that Reishi may have positive effects on mood and emotional well-being. It is believed to support a healthy stress response and may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Helps With

Immune System

Boosts the immune system

Heart Health

contains many bioactive compounds such as triterpenoids, polysaccharides, and peptidoglycans that influence its health properties. In a clinical trial on people with diabetes, reishi helped reduce both blood cholesterol and insulin resistance. Another small trial showed that reishi extract reduced damage to cells that line blood vessels in people with kidney damage, which reduces the risk of heart attacks. Finally, another study on hypertensive rats showed reishi extract lowered blood pressure, with the effects lasting up to 8 hours.


Reishi has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce inflammation and pain. It may also help reduce the risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.


Reishi has been shown to have anti-cancer properties, which may help reduce the risk of certain cancers. It may also help reduce the risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

Injury Recovery

Reishi has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce inflammation and pain. It may also help reduce the risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.


Reishi has been found to have anti-diabetic activity due to their polysaccharides and terpenoids.


Reishi mushrooms contain a trio of bioactive molecular families that fight immunosenescence, helping to restore both appropriate responses to infection and appropriate resolution of inflammation.


Known as an adaptogen, it has shown to improve adrenal cortical function, which can support the body during certain states

Medicinal Chemistry

Look Alike Species

look alike species


Ganoderma applanatum



Differences:Ganoderma applanatum has a flat, fan-like appearance, while Ganoderma lucidum typically has a more kidney or oval shape with a shiny, varnished appearance.


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