Reishi Mushroom

January 31, 2015

Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidem) is a commonly recommended supplement by Lyme practitioners. It has been used for hundreds of years in China and is considered by experienced practitioners to have a good safety profile

In the Chinese medical tradition, it calms a disturbed shen qi or mental spirit.


Considered general immune booster and anecdotally the most common reason it is taken by Lyme patients.


Authors maintain that it indirectly helps in insomnia by ┬áproviding daytime calm and decreasing anxiety, thus soothing a “depleted” nervous system that is agitated

Glucose Metabolism

Said to help regulate sugar metabolism


Authors maintain that it reduces blood pressure

Lipid Profile

Said to decrease cholesterol

Practitioners typically recommend 3 one-gram capsules three times a day.


Well Being Journal, July/August 2009, p. 6