Reishi Mushroom

font size


What other names is Reishi Mushroom known by?

Basidiomycetes Mushroom, Champignon Basidiomycète, Champignon d'Immortalité, Champignon Reishi, Champignons Reishi, Ganoderma, Ganoderma lucidum, Hongo Reishi, Ling Chih, Ling Zhi, Mannentake, Mushroom, Mushroom of Immortality, Mushroom of Spiritual Potency, Red Reishi, Reishi, Reishi Antler Mushroom, Reishi Rouge, Rei-Shi, Spirit Plant.

What is Reishi Mushroom?

Reishi mushroom is a fungus. The fruiting body (above ground part) and mycelium (filaments connecting a group of mushrooms) are used as medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Boosting the immune system, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, viral infections, tumors, prostate cancer, inflammatory diseases, heart disease, asthma, bronchitis, stress, kidney disorders, liver disease, HIV disease, altitude sickness, fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), insomnia, stomach ulcers, poisoning, herpes-related pain, shingles, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


Therapeutic Research Faculty copyright

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


Women's Health

Find out what women really need.

advertisement
advertisement
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations

From WebMD