Some medical practitioners are
already experimenting on the use of this mushroom to enhance the
immune system support of the body. Below we look at some of the
positives and negatives of this possible wonder mushroom.
Healthy Ganoderma Mushrooms
Heart-friendly - This mushroom is also believed to be effective in
inhibiting the platelets; it can also reduce blood pressure.
Diabetes patient friendly - The Ganoderma Lucidum also has
blood-sugar lowering effect and has the ability to improve the
plasma insulin levels.
Anti-inflammatory effects - If added and boiled in hot water, the
substance can also be used for its anti-inflammatory effect.
Protection for the liver - People, who constantly drink beer and
vodka, can make use of this as liver protector according to some
researchers in China who believe it to be effective.
Possible Negative Effects of Ganoderma Lucidum
Some people who use the
are allergic to the components, this should not be used by
individuals who are hypersensitive because it can make the skin feel
itchy and cause red skin rash.
Some individuals have also
reported to experience dry mouth, throat dryness and even that of
nosebleed after the intake of Ganoderma.
In some instances, it was also
reported to cause blood thinking, but can be used by people who have
high blood pressure.
Points To Remember
The long term use of Ganoderma is not advisable, due to the fact
that it can lead to gastric bleeding.
It should only be taken in small doses, in order to avoid causing
blood stools and diarrhea.
Pregnant or lactating women are not advised to use this.
They have to consult a physician before they start using this herbal
drug in order to avoid any potential side effects in the body.