Reishi (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:ganoderma lucidum, ling chih
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Suggested Dosing

Dried mushroom: 1.5-9 g/d PO

Powder: 1-1.5 g/d PO

Tincture: 1 mL/d PO

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Suggested Uses

To reduce high blood pressure, hypertriglyceridemia

Treatment of postherpetic neuralgia.

Supportive treatment during cancer chemotherapy

Efficacy:

Active ingredients, called ganoderic acids, appear to combat high BP & reduce LDL cholesterol & triglyceride levels; may also discourage platelet aggregation

Also contains antiangiogenic & other antimetastatic substances

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            Adverse Effects

            None reported

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Concurrency with other anticoagulant medications

            Cautions

            Continuous use for 3-6 months may cause dizziness, dry mouth, nose bleeds, & upset stomach

            Commercial preparations may vary in strength, check Mfr's label

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: check with physician

            Lactation: check with physician

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

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            Excretion: N/A

            Mechanism of Action

            See efficacy

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