Overview

Reishi mushroom is a fungus. Some people describe it as "tough" and "woody" with a bitter taste. The above-ground part and portions of the below-ground parts are used as medicine.

Reishi mushroom is used for cancer, boosting the immune system to prevent or treat infections, and for many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Reishi mushroom contains chemicals that seem to have activity against tumors (cancer) and beneficial effects on the immune system.

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