Why do people take reishi mushroom?
Reishi mushroom has been used to help enhance the immune system, reduce stress, improve sleep, and lessen fatigue.
People also take reishi mushroom for health conditions such as:
High blood pressure
Liver or kidney disease
Respiratory diseases (such as asthma)
Viral infections (such as the flu)
Cancer and support during chemotherapy
Pain during and after a shingles outbreak
Building strength and stamina
There is some scientific evidence of its effectiveness, including lab research and some small human studies. Researchers are beginning to look at the chemical makeup of this mushroom to better understand how and whether it really works for each of these conditions.