Anti-inflammatory triterpenoids from mysterious mushroom Ganoderma lucidum and their potential possibility in modern medicine

Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove). 1999;42(4):123-5.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Agaricales / chemistry*
  • Alzheimer Disease / drug therapy
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / isolation & purification*
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Humans
  • Triterpenes / isolation & purification*
  • Triterpenes / therapeutic use


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Triterpenes