Normally, there are two kinds of extraction method for Ganoderma Lucidum , that is water extraction and alcohol extraction. Different extraction method gets different active component of Ganoderma Lucidum, and different active component has function for different disease.
(1) The water extraction of Ganoderma Lucidum fruiting body The water extraction of Ganoderma Lucidum fruiting body gets polysaccharides/polysaccharide peptides. Ganoderma Lucidum polysaccharides has function for below disease: Immune regulation, anti-tumor, protection from radiotherapy and chemotherapy-induced injuries, analgesic, sedating and cardiac anti-ischemic effects, cerebral hypoxia-reoxygenation injury avoidance, blood pressure lowering, blood lipid regulation, blood sugar lowering, DNA poly-merase activity enhancement, nucleic acid and protein syntheses, hypoxia tolerance, anti-oxidation, free radical scavenging , antiaging, chemical and immunological liver injury prevention, anti-gastric ulcer, etc. are among the know functions associated with the water soluble components in Ganoderma Lucidum fruiting body.
(2) Alcohol extract of the organic lingzhi fruiting body The wlcohol extract of the organic ganoderma fruiting body gets triterpene. Ganoderma Lucidum triterpene has function for below disease: In addition to the liver- protecting, antitumor, analgesic, sedative and anti-oxidative effects listed above for the polysaccharides and /or polysaccharides peptides, the alcohol extract also showed, in vitro, the inhibitive effects on tumor growth, human immunodeficiency virus(HIV), histamine release, angiotensin-converting enzyme activity, cholesterol synthesis, platelet aggregation, etc.