Acta Med. 1999, 42: 123-125

Anti-Inflammatory Triterpenoids from Mysterious Mushroom Ganoderma Lucidum and Their Potential Possibility in Modern Medicine

Jiří Patočka

Purkyně Military Medical Academy, Hradec Králové, Department of Toxicology, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Ganoderma lucidum, a mushroom long used in the East for a broad range of disorders, contains numerous pharmacologically active compounds. Very important of them are highly oxygenated anti-inflammatory triterpenes, which are the aim of this mini-review.


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