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What are the side effects of taking reishi mushroom?

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The reishi is a type of medicinal mushroom that has been used for centuries in Asia and elsewhere. It’s often taken as a liquid, capsule, or powder.

If you take reishi mushroom for 3 to 6 moths, it can cause an allergic reaction stemming from dryness in your:

It can also cause:

  • Mouth
  • Throat
  • Nasal passages
  • Dizziness
  • Itchiness
  • Rash
  • Headaches
  • Stomach upset
  • Nosebleed
  • Bloody stools

SOURCES:

Akbar, R. , 2011. Bioinformation

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Reishi Mushroom."

Sanodiya, B. December 2009. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology,

National Cancer Institute: Medicinal Mushrooms (PDQ®): Health Professional Version. 

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

SOURCES:

Akbar, R. , 2011. Bioinformation

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Reishi Mushroom."

Sanodiya, B. December 2009. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology,

National Cancer Institute: Medicinal Mushrooms (PDQ®): Health Professional Version. 

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

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