Ganoderma side effects are not actually an outcome of some underlying condition in the body. These side effects are a manifestation of the healing process which ganoderma takes the body through.
Before I detail you on the so-called side effects of ganoderma, let me brief you with some basic details about this mushroom. It is actually a genus of polypore mushrooms and has about 80 different species. Most of these species are native to tropical regions and they grow on woods. Economically, ganoderma mushrooms are very important, considering their wide range of use and application in Asian medicines. Ganoderma side effects are indirectly related to its different benefits. This is due to the fact that, as mentioned, the side effects occur as a result of the healing activity that this mushroom initiates in the body after it has been consumed.
Side effects of ganoderma can be regarded as temporary reactions, which are self-resolving and subside within a few days. It has been studied that all such reactions may trouble people who suffer from serious chronic illness, rather than affecting healthy individuals. Let us now have a quick look at what these reactions are.
# If you are suffering from high blood pressure, then one common side effect or reaction you may feel is that the pressure is getting higher than what you normally have. But, this you would feel initially before noticing that the pressure is gradually descending. Taking ganoderma for chronic stomach ache may actually increase the pain before the pain subsides. When this medicinal mushroom works for detoxification, your body may itch and show symptoms of red pimple-like dots on the skin.
# Acne may seem to increase, but it is a reaction due to the detoxifying property of the mushroom. Once the toxins are gotten rid of, these skin reactions will automatically subside. Also, diarrhea may occur as a side effect and so may swollen leg, headache, dizziness or body pain.
# The patient may also experience dryness of mouth, nose and throat. Dehydration may accompany, and nosebleed too. Patients with hypoglycemia must avoid its use as it is known to reduce blood sugar level.
# Due to its blood-thinning effect on the body, it must be avoided by people with blood-clotting problems, or are on medicines such as anticoagulants.
So, what possibly can you do to limit all these ganoderma dangers/temporary reactions? Preventing the side effects might not be possible but you can minimize the intensity of the symptoms by cutting down your ganoderma dosage to half. When you start feeling better, you can resume normal dosages.
You may like to know about the benefits which you may reap with the use of this mushroom, before I conclude. This natural medicine has anticancer, liver-protecting, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. It is also a rich source of effective antioxidants and hypoglycemic agents. As mentioned already, it is known to reduce blood sugar level, and manage symptoms of ailment of the urinary tract. The consumption of the mushroom can help people manage symptoms of radiation and effects of fibrosis. Ganoderma also enhances endurance for vigorous exercises. Out of the different species of this mushroom, the most notable ones include ganoderma lucidum, ganoderma applanatum, ganoderma pseudoferreum, ganoderma multipileum, ganoderma philippii and ganoderma tsugae.
Considering all such side effects of using ganoderma, it is best to give it a thought on using it if you have a medical history. These reactions usually last for a few days to a few weeks. However, if they seem to prolong, then your problem may be more grave and so getting consulted by a doctor would be a wise thing to do.