The Ganoderma mushroom is also known as Ganoderma lucidum, the Reishi mushroom, and lingzhi. Preliminary evidence suggests that it may have some health benefits, but it also has potential dangers. It contains chemicals that may help the immune system to function better, but further research is needed to confirm this benefit.
It’s imperative that anyone thinking of using the mushroom medicinally reads the WebMD article in the link given below. The article summarizes our current knowledge about the mushroom’s potential uses and dangers and its interactions with specific medications. In addition to reading the WebMD article, a person should seek their doctor’s advice about eating the mushroom or an extract. Some of the dangers could be very serious for certain people.