Organic Ganoderma lucidum extract powder (also named: organic Reishi mushroom extract powder) is used as a tonic and a sedative. It is useful in chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, liver disorders, hypertension, arthritis, and nervous exhaustion. It has a strong antihistamine action that can help control allergies. Reishi mushrooms can also lower cholesterol, prevent blood clots, help prevent the growth of tumors, and increase the body’s ability to fight unwanted invaders.
Reishi mushroom extract is a product of active substances isolated and purified from Ganoderma lucidum. Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi mushroom or reishi mushroom in English) enjoys special veneration in East Asia, where it has been used as a medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest mushrooms known to have been used medicinally. Because of lingzhi’s presumed health benefits and the apparent absence of side-effects, it has attained a reputation in the East as the ultimate herbal substance. Lingzhi is listed in the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and Therapeutic Compendium.