The lack of antiplatelet effect of crude extracts from ganoderma lucidum on HIV-positive hemophiliacs

Am J Chin Med. 1990;18(3-4):175-9. doi: 10.1142/S0192415X90000228.


Effects of the extracts from Ganoderm lucidum (GL-P) to influence immune status of the hemophiliacs with positive HIV antibody and reversed helper/suppressor T-lymphocyte ratio were studied. Since the extracts from G. lucidum have been reported to contain high levels of adenosine, the untoward antiplatelet effect of the extracts on hemophiliacs were highly concerned. Five patients of hemophilia A voluntarily received the extracts which has been analyzed to contain 150 mg of adenosine in 100 gm of the extracts. Patients were estimated to take 1.35 mg of the adenosine daily. Platelet aggregation tests before and after the trial of the extracts showed no significant change. Our crude extracts of the Ganoderma lucidum was considered not to have untoward antiplatelet effect in vivo despite the high contents of adenosine.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / administration & dosage
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / pharmacology
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / blood
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy*
  • HIV Infections / etiology
  • Hemophilia A / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Platelet Aggregation / drug effects*
  • Polyporaceae*


  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal