Ganoderma is considered one of the most important herbs  in Asian healing. Its use extends to almost every system of the body. Not only is it believed to heal physical ailments, it is said to bring about a peaceful state of mind. Herbalists consider ganoderma an adaptogen or natural regulator, suppressing the immune system if it is overactive and boosting it if it is underactive. Many health claims are made on the effect that ganoderma has on the immune system. These claims are based primarily on the presence of high molecular wight polysaccharides and free radical antioxidants in ganoderma extracts. Ganoderma also contains the elements potassium (K), magnesium (Mg) calcium (Ca) and germanium (Ge).

  • menstrual cramps
  • yeast infections
  • acne
  • low sex drive

  • gallstones
  • ulcers
  • erectile dysfunction
  • hairloss

Ganoderma is used to calm the nerves, cure insomnia, reduce stress, eliminate nervous exhaustion and  increase determination and focus. Laboratory shows that ganoderma does act as a sedative in cells of the central nervous system and possibly has pain killing and anti-convulsive properties.

Ganoderma has recently attracted the attention of Western cancer researchers. A case study report from Columbia University indicates that a Japanese dietary supplement containing Ganoderma, is very useful in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer.

  • gastroenteritis​
  • inflammation of the kidneys ​
  • high and low blood pressure​
  • ​high cholesterol


  • cardiac arrhthmia
  • coronary heart disease
  • altitude sickness
  • constipation

Scientific research shows that compounds found in ganoderma lower blood sugar and also interfere with the clotting of blood platelets. This reduction in clotting may account for ganoderma's effectiveness against stroke and atherosclerosis

Ganoderma is frequently used to treat allergies, hay fever, bronchial asthma and to reduce skin inflammation. Lab studies support these uses and show that some components of ganoderma have a strong antihistaminic effect that interrupts the development of allergic reactions.