Mushrooms such as Ganoderma lucidum , which is also known as Reishi, are excellent natural remedies against inflammation and pain caused by inflammation (including chronic inflammation) thanks to their balancing action on the immune system.
The science behind it:
For example, in a 2015 clinical study ( available here ), Ganoderma lucidum was tested on 64 women suffering from pain stemming from fibromyalgia, which a chronic inflammatory condition of rheumatic origin that mainly affects women and causes severe pain, muscle stiffness and sleep disorders due to pain
The test lasted 6 weeks, on the conclusion of which the 64 women that had taken a dose of 6 grams per day of Ganoderma lucidum (Rieshi) are reported to have experienced dramatic improvements in all the parameters examined, such as aerobic resistance, leg and pelvis mobility and general physical condition, results which prove the usefulness of this fungus as a supplement for women suffering from fibromyalgia and inflammation.
The Ganoderma lucidum has shown great promise also for chronic inflammation syndromes such as Crohn’s disease, a disorder that affects intestinal mucosa.
An American clinical study ( available here ) tested some ganoderic acids extracted from Ganoderma lucidum on tissues taken from patients with Crohn’s disease and saw how ganoderic acid GAC1 was effective in suppressing the production of inflammatory molecules in the intestinal mucosa.
Gandorerma lucidum mushroom can be extremely helpful with other types of inflammations as it aids in pain relief and reducing the inflammation. In this article we have taken into consideration two extreme cases of inflammation: fibromyalgia and Chron’s disease to evidence how mushrooms such as Ganoderma lucidum mushroom can help with pain relief by acting at the base of the problem – the inflammation itself.
How to use the Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) mushroom to relieve pain and control inflammations:
The best way to use Ganoderma lucidum for pain relief is to dehydrate, grind it into a fine powder and take twice , or thrice, a day with vitamin C (250 mg of vitamin C with each mushroom consumption).