Monday, July 09, 2018 by Edsel Cook
A Chinese study investigated the potential of using freeze-dried powder from reishi mushrooms as an alternative treatment for recurrent oral ulceration (ROU) in rats. They reported that the mushroom powder could serve as a possible means of therapy for recurring mouth ulcers.
The Ministry of Science and Technology of China provided the funding for the study, which was published in the scientific journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The researchers concluded that large doses of freeze-dried powder from reishi mushrooms can reduce recurrent oral ulceration in two ways: They promote Treg cells and inhibit the differentiation of T helper cell 17.
Xie L, Zhong X, Liu D, Liu L, Xia Z. THE EFFECTS OF FREEZE-DRIED GANODERMA LUCIDUM MYCELIA ON A RECURRENT ORAL ULCERATION RAT MODEL . BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2017;17(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12906-017-2021-8.