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Apr 13, 2023


“Radiotherapy and chemotherapy” has always gotten both praise and blame. On the one hand, radiotherapy and chemotherapy has helped countless people kill cancer cells in their bodies and prolong their lives. However, the result of “inflicting damage on the enemy while one’s own side suffers a smaller but comparable level of damage” also made the patient weak and painful. 

How to alleviate the suffering of patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy? How to make patients live with better quality during radiotherapy and chemotherapy? This has been an important topic in the field of cancer therapy. 

The side effects of chemotherapy cannot be avoided. But now we have a variety of ways to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy.

Today, TCM is an important addition to cancer treatment regimens. The combination of traditional Chinese and Western medicine greatly reduces the side effects of chemotherapy.

The life of cancer patients can be prolonged with high quality through the efficacy of Ganoderma lucidum to strengthen healthy qi and eliminate pathogens.

In the expert live broadcast room of the third “Co-construction & Sharing for the Health of All” public welfare action, Jian Du, a nationally famous Chinese medicine doctor, said, “Today we advocate the combination of traditional Chinese and Western medicine. Its effect is better. The quality of life of patients can be improved better. Their life expectancy can be prolonged. He shared “the healthy-energy-strengthening, clearing and resolving prescription”, a clinical application of Reishi mushroom in cancer prevention and treatment. “After radiotherapy and chemotherapy, the prescription can be used to achieve the effects of strengthening healthy qi and preventing metastasis and recurrence.” This prescription includes 30g of Astragalus, 30g of Ganoderma lucidum, 15g of Fructus Ligustri Lucidi, 15g of Dioscorea opposita, 30g of Hedyotis diffusa and 30g of Prunella vulgaris.

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President Jian Du, a nationally famous Chinese medicine doctor, shared “the healthy-energy-strengthening, clearing and resolving prescription” in the live broadcast room.

It can be seen that Reishi mushroom is of great benefit to cancer patients in terms of strengthening healthy qi after surgery.

In 2010, Professor Jianhua Xu and Professor Peng Li from the School of Pharmacy of Fujian Medical University used Ganoderma lucidum fruiting bodies as raw materials to obtain two components of Ganoderma lucidum triterpenoids (GLA and GLE) through ethanol extraction and fed them to experimental animals with cancer, respectively. It was observed that Ganoderma lucidum triterpenoids not only inhibited tumor growth but also

prolonged the survival time of mice with tumors after treatment.

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And the prolongation time is positively correlated with the previous dose of GLE consumption, which is also strong evidence for us to suggest that Reishi mushroom should be taken in large doses for a long time to be more effective.

What is the principle behind the synergistic and attenuating effects of Ganoderma lucidum in the adjuvant treatment of tumors?

“According to the standards of anti-tumor drugs, Reishi mushroom cannot treat tumors, and Ganoderma lucidum plays the role of adjuvant treatment of tumors.”

Professor Zhibin Lin from Peking University Health Science Center shared the popular science of how Ganoderma lucidum helps to treat tumors in the live broadcast room of the big doctor.

“Radiotherapy, chemotherapy or targeted therapy, combined with eating Ganoderma lucidum, can play a role in enhancing effects and reducing toxicity. In addition, Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide is an effective ingredient to enhance anti-tumor immunity. Ganoderma lucidum can strengthen the production of dendritic cells and T lymphocytes. Generally speaking, Ganoderma lucidum achieves anti-tumor effects through the immune mechanism.”

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The picture is taken from the theme sharing content of Professor Zhibin Lin’s “Ganoderma lucidum and Tumor“.

“At the same time, Ganoderma lucidum can also protect the gastrointestinal tract and reduce the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. During radiotherapy and chemotherapy, it is generally necessary to take liver-protecting and repairing drugs at the same time, and Ganoderma lucidum can play an overall protective role by increasing efficacy and reducing toxicity”.

Only Ganoderma lucidum with stable quality extracted by mature technology can contribute to the quality of life of patients who live with cancer every day.

The above series of research results are obtained on the basis of stable active ingredients of Ganoderma lucidum.

The stability of active ingredients is closely related to the source of raw materials of Ganoderma lucidum and the extraction process of Ganoderma lucidum. Stable quality requires standardized control of each planting and production process.

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When all these conditions are met, it is possible to transform the “goodness” of Reishi mushroom into longer life of cancer patients, and it is possible to instill more hope for patients to live with cancer.


1. Xiaoxia Wei et al. Study on anti-tumor effect of Ganoderma lucidum triterpene GLA in vivo and in vitro. Journal of Fujian Medical University, 2010, 44(6): 417-420.

2. Tingyao Wu. In vivo anticancer effect of Ganoderma lucidum triterpenoids: tumor suppression, life extension and adjuvant chemotherapy. 2022