Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems. You can have hypertension for years without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to blood vessels and your heart continues and can be detected. Uncontrolled hypertension increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.
Patients with hypertension can take reishi spore for adjuvant treatment. The triterpenes enriched in the reishi spores can lower the vascular resistance, make the blood less viscous, prevent platelet aggregation and the formation of thrombosis. Ganoderma triterpenes can also improve the blood supply and microcirculation of the heart and brain, protect the heart and brain from ischemic injury, and eliminate the complications caused by hypertension. Clinical data suggested reishi mushroom has good preventive and adjuvant therapeutic effect to coronary heart disease, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.