Ganoderma and Health

Biology, Chemistry and Industry

  • Zhibin Lin
  • Baoxue Yang

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1181)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Zhuo Du, Cai-Hong Dong, Ke Wang, Yi-Jian Yao
    Pages 15-58
  3. Ting Gong, Renyi Yan, Jie Kang, Ruoyun Chen
    Pages 59-106
  4. Jingsong Zhang, Yanfang Liu, Qingjiu Tang, Shuai Zhou, Jie Feng, Hongyu Chen
    Pages 107-134
  5. Ruoyun Chen, Jie Kang
    Pages 135-155
  6. Jianhua Xu, Peng Li
    Pages 157-186
  7. Zhenhao Li, Jianlong Zhou, Zhibin Lin
    Pages 187-204

About this book


This book presents a state-of-the-art report on recent advances concerning Ganoderma and where the field is going. Although some older work is also cited, the main focus is on advances made over the past 20 years in the research history, classification, chemical components and industry of Ganoderma.

Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi) has been used as a traditional medicine in Asian countries to maintain health and to treat diseases for more than two thousand years. Recently, its value has been demonstrated in preventing and treating certain diseases, such as tumors, liver disorders, renal injury, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, cerebral ischemia reperfusion, bronchitis etc. In addition, laboratory and clinical studies have confirmed that the chemical components of Ganoderma, such as Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide peptides and triterpenes isolated from the fruiting body of Ganoderma lucidum, produce diverse pharmacological effects. Ganoderma and its components play an important part in antioxidant stress, radical-scavenging, immunomodulation, and intracellular signaling regulation, and accordingly warrant further study. This book systematically reviews the latest advances in our understanding of Ganoderma’s basic knowledge, history of modern research, species, cultivation, components, spore polysaccharide and industry of Ganoderma, and offers researchers and graduate students valuable new insights into the development and clinical applications of Ganoderma and related products.


Ganoderma Lingzhi Chinese medicine Industry Chemical components

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhibin Lin
    • 1
  • Baoxue Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologySchool of Basic Medical Sciences, Peking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of PharmacologySchool of Basic Medical Sciences, Peking UniversityBeijingChina

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