Importance of Bioactive Compounds of Ganoderma Lucidum Extract in Medical Field
University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol "Davila Bucharest, Romania
Ganoderma lucidum is a well-known medicinal mushroom with a long history, used as an ancient remedy for promoting health and increasing longevity. This species of Ganoderma genus is important for our study because it has an interesting chemical composition and pharmacological benefits such as immune suppressor, hypocholesterolaemia, hypotensive, antitumoral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory agents, and more others. G. lucidum chemical composition has many compounds such as vitamins (mainly Vitamin E), polysaccharides, triterpenes and each one of them is offering a distinctive pharmacological effect. This species of Ganoderma medicinal mushroom is used extensively for its internal effect on improving immune system, hepatoprotective benefit and additionally, a large variety of people consume Ganoderma lucidum as tea infusion and coffee because its antioxidant and reducing stress effects.
Keywords: Ganoderma lucidum, antitumoral, polysaccharides, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant.