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Ganoderma and Health

Pharmacology and Clinical Application

  • Zhibin Lin
  • Baoxue Yang

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1182)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Lihua Chen, Abudumijiti Abulizi, Min Li
    Pages 119-142
  3. Yazhu Quan, Ang Ma, Baoxue Yang
    Pages 159-180
  4. Zhiwei Qiu, Dandan Zhong, Baoxue Yang
    Pages 217-242
  5. Xiaoqiang Geng, Dandan Zhong, Limin Su, Baoxue Yang
    Pages 243-262

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 pharmacology and clinical applications 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 pharmacology and clinical applications of Ganoderma, and offers researchers and graduate students valuable new insights into the pharmacology and clinical applications of Ganoderma and related products.


Ganoderma Lingzhi Chinese medicine Pharmacological research Clinical application

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhibin Lin
    • 1
  • Baoxue Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology, School of Basic Medical SciencesPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacology, School of Basic Medical SciencesPeking UniversityBeijingChina

About the editors

Dr. Zhibin Lin is a Professor at the Department of Pharmacology, Peking University. He is also the honorary President of the Chinese Pharmacological Society, Senior Counsellor of the China Edible Fungi Association, and Councilor of the Southeast Asia Pacific Regional Federation of Pharmacologists. Prof. Lin has been engaged in pharmacological research on Ganoderma for more than 40 years, and has also has been involved in the research, development and clinical applications of various Ganoderma products. He has published more than 100 research articles on the topic.

Dr. Baoxue Yang is Vice Dean of the School of Basic Medical Sciences, and a Professor and Director of the Department of Pharmacology, Peking University. He is an executive committee member of the Chinese Pharmacological Society and chairman of the Chinese Pharmacological Society’s Nephropharmacology Division. He is also chairman of the Lucid Ganoderma Division, China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Prof. Yang’s research focuses on drug discovery, nephropharmacology and medicinal use of Ganoderma lucidum. He has published more than 160 articles in these fields and holds seven patents.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ganoderma and Health
  • Book Subtitle Pharmacology and Clinical Application
  • Editors Zhibin Lin
    Baoxue Yang
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Adv Exp Med Biol
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-32-9420-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-32-9423-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-32-9421-9
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-8019
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 321
  • Number of Illustrations 38 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pharmacology/Toxicology
    Molecular Medicine
    Cancer Research
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