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A review of pharmacological significance and need for proper authentication of Ganoderma lucidum

  title={A review of pharmacological significance and need for proper authentication of Ganoderma lucidum},
  author={Charles Osuji and Salisu Maiwada Abubakar and Gabriel Mowobi},
The presence of very useful bioactive content with beneficial pharmacological and physiological significance vis-a-vis the wide morphological variation within the specie- G. lucidum is a cause for authentic screening in order to avoid its misuse and abuse which may in effect be counterproductive. This review acknowledges the high nutraceutical and pharmaceutical potentials of G. lucidum along side its morphological ambiguities while describing and vehemently recommending molecular… Expand
New Unsaturated Lactones and a Meroterpenoid from Ganoderma lucidum
From the dried fruiting bodies of Ganoderma lucidum, 2 new unsaturated lactones, dayaolingzhilactones A and B (1 and 2), and 1 new meroterpenoid, dayaolingzhiol H (3), together with 10 knownExpand
Ganoderma lucidum has a long tradition of use in folk medicine of the Far East, which is documented in the oldest Chinese pharmacopoeia, written in the first century B.C, declaring it a superiorExpand
Differences in Antioxidants, Polyphenols, Protein Digestibility and Nutritional Profile between Ganoderma lingzhi from Industrial Crops in Asia and Ganoderma lucidum from Cultivation and Iberian Origin
Carpophores of Ganoderma lingzhi (GZ) from industrial crops in China were analysed and compared with carpophores of three Iberian strains of cultivated Ganoderma lucidum (GL) (Aveiro, Madrid,Expand


Ganoderma lucidum (Curt.: Fr.) Karst. – health-promoting properties. A review
The characteristics of the species Ganoderma lucidum is presented in terms of health-promoting properties, which can be used in the prevention and treatment of life-threatening diseases, such as cancer, stroke and heart diseases. Expand
Mushroom nutriceuticals
There has been a recent upsurge of interest in mushrooms as a source of biological active compounds of medicinal value including anti-cancer, anti-viral, immunopotentiating, hypocholesterolaemic andExpand
Medicinal benefits of the mushroom Ganoderma.
The fruit body and liquid-cultured mycelium of Ganoderma have been reported to contain polysaccharides which inhibit the growth of tumors, and the search for new uses for the traditional medicinal fungi continues. Expand
Biochemical characterisation and antioxidant activity of mycelium of Ganoderma lucidum from Central Italy
Abstract Ganoderma lucidum species is currently popular and used in the formulation of nutraceuticals and as functional foods, but a broad biochemical characterisation of its mycelium has not yetExpand
Ganoderma lucidum and its pharmaceutically active compounds.
The most important pharmacologically active constituents of G. lucidum are triterpenoids and polysaccharides, especially beta-d-glucans, have been known to possess anti-tumor effects through immunomodulation and anti-angiogenesis. Expand
Accessing biological actions of Ganoderma secondary metabolites by in silico profiling.
This study discloses putative ligand target interactions for a plethora of Ganoderma constituents in the empirically manifested field of viral diseases and metabolic syndrome which serve as a basis for future applications to access yet undiscovered biological actions of Ganderma secondary metabolites on a molecular level. Expand
Immunomodulatory and antimicrobial effects of some traditional chinese medicinal herbs: a review.
The successful derivation of pure bioactive compounds from Ganoderma lucidum, ginseng and Zingiber officinale supports the traditional practice of using these plants to stimulate the immune system. Expand
Comparison of two officinal Chinese pharmacopoeia species of Ganoderma based on chemical research with multiple technologies and chemometrics analysis.
G. lucidum and G. sinense were chemically different, which might result in pharmacological distinction, and Preparations of traditional Chinese medicine from Ganoderma should make accurate specification on the origin of species. Expand
Non-volatile components of several medicinal mushrooms
Abstract Three species of medicinal mushrooms are commercially available in Taiwan, including Ling Chih (Ganoderma lucidum), Sung Shan Ling Chih (Ganoderma tsugae) and Yun Chih (Coriolus versicolor).Expand
Pigments of fungi (Macromycetes).
  • M. Gill
  • Medicine
  • Natural product reports
  • 2003
This review summarises progress reported in the chemical, biological and mycological literature dealing with the isolation, characterisation and chemistry of pigments manufactured by those fungi thatExpand