2. Fights Inflammation And Allergic Reactions
Reishi mushrooms are a natural anti-inflammatory agent, which also makes them very useful for those who suffer from allergies. The acidic substance called triterpenes turn off the body’s response to allergens. Studies have shown that the extract of these miracle mushrooms significantly inhibits several types of allergic reactions. These include positive effects against asthma and contact dermatitis. It can also be used for stiff necks and shoulders, conjunctivitis (inflammation of the fine membrane lining the eye and eyelids), bronchitis and rheumatism.
3. Has Antitumor And Anticancer Effects
Reishi mushroom benefits cancer patients in several ways owing to its polysaccharide content, which has shown to have antitumor activity in mice. Reishi mushrooms also contain some triterpenoids which have demonstrated cytotoxic activity on hepatoma cells (cancer of the liver cells) in lab testing. The extract of reishi mushrooms has been widely used by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners for cancer treatment. Though not to be relied on as a stand-alone treatment, it is usually recommended as an immune system support supplement to complement chemo or radiotherapy.