Generic: Reishi mushroom
treats Proteinuria, Rheumatoid arthritis, Diabetes mellitus type 2, High blood pressure, Poisoning, Pain, Chronic hepatitis B, Cancer, and Coronary heart disease
Interactions with Drugs
A study conducted on the antiherpetic activity of the acidic protein bound polysaccharide (APBP) that was isolated from capophores of Ganoderma lucidum had synergistic effects when administered with the prescription antiviral drug acyclovir.
Reishi and anticoagulants or NSAIDs may theoretically lead to additive effects or an increased risk of bleeding. Reishi may cause bleeding due to prolongation of prothrombin time. Ganoderma lucidum inhibits platelet aggregation.
Ganoderma lucidum may cause additive blood pressure- lowering effects.
Based on animal study, Ganoderma lucidum may cause an additive blood sugar- lowering effect.
Reishi with HMG- CoA reductase inhibitor drugs ("statins") may result in additive effects.
Theoretically, the use of reishi and protease inhibitors may result in additive effects.
The risk of liver damage may increase when reishi mushroom powder is taken with drugs that are known to damage the liver.
Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements
Reishi and anticoagulant herbs and supplements may theoretically lead to additive effects, increasing bleeding risk.
The risk of liver damage may increase when reishi mushroom powder is taken with herbs or supplements that are known to damage the liver.