This mushroom was traditionally used in Oriental and Eastern Folk Medicine to "Nourish the Heart and Pacify the Spirit".
Its primary functions today include:
- Immune Support
- Longevity Tonic
- Stress Relief
This study conducted a trial of Lengzhi (reishi mushroom) to determine health effects on humans. The results showed regular doses may increase antioxidant capacity and lower lipids.
This study conducted a trial of Lengzhi (reishi mushroom) on 26 people to assess the cardiovascular, metabolic, antioxidant and immune effects. They found that reishi could have antidiabetic effects and improve cholesterol.