Scientific name: Ganoderma lucidum
Other Names: Kukuma,reishi
Active Principles: Ganoderma Lucidum has a complex chemical composition, however from a phytochemical point of view the principles responsible for its pharmacological properties can be grouped into ergosterols, triterpenoids and polysaccharides. More than 80 terpenic derivatives have been isolated, among them the so-called ganoderic acids, ganoderiols, ganolucidic acids, lucidenic acids and lanosterols. In addition, different polysaccharides have been described in the species, such as heteroglucan PL-1 and PL-2, and homoglucan PL-3, as well as proteins, lectins and adenosine analog derivatives.