The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
№ 6 / 2016 / 65-73

Prospects for therapeutic use of substances from fungus Ganoderma lucidum

Author Affiliations


The article is aimed to overview the last literature on pharmacological, preventive and therapeutic properties of the substances from fungus Ganoderma lucidum, concerning internal diseases. Anti-diabetic and anti-atherogenic effects of the G. lucidum are described, its hepato-, reno-, gastro- and cerebroprotective as well as anti-asthmatic activities are characterized. Therapeutic perspectives of G. lucidum-derived compounds are indicated.

Key words

Ganoderma lucidum, anti-atherogenic, anti-diabetic, organ-protective, polysaccharides, anti-asthmatic action, triterpenes
About Authors (Correspondence):

Petrova E.S. candidate of technical sciences, researcher, e-mail:

Dolganova O.M. – candidate of medical sciences, researcher, e-mail:

Shvartz Ya.Sh. – doctor of medical sciences, head of the laboratory for molecular & cellular mechanisms of internal diseases, e-mail:

Received: 27/12/2016