Ganoderma lucidum is the scientific name for Reishi Mushroom. A wild mushroom that favors decaying logs in coastal China, Reishi is now cultivated throughout China, Japan, Korea, and North America. Although it appears in 6 different colors, the red variety is the one most commonly used.
The mushroom's active ingredients, called ganoderic acids, appear to combat high blood pressure and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They may also discourage blood platelets from clumping together, thus reducing the risk of dangerous clots.
Reishi has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. The fruiting body and mycelium are used medicinally.
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Cautions Prolonged use may cause dryness of mouth, thraot and nasal area; itchiness, stomach upset, and nosebleed.