Ganoderma Lucidum has been shown in some studies to inhibit platelet aggregation and reduce blood pressure. In studies of people with hypertension, researchers found blood pressure was significantly reduced over two-weeks' time with () supplementation.
Studies have shown that hot-water extracts of Lucidum have anti-inflammatory effects. One study found that 50 milligrams of powder had comparable effects to 5 milligrams of hydrocortisone.
One of the unique uses of Lucidum is for altitude sickness. appears to reduce altitude sickness by oxygenating the blood. This benefit was studied in Asian mountain climbers that ascended mountains as high as 17,000 feet with minimal reaction.