A patient with annular cutaneous sarcoidosis showed almost complete regression of lesions. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Resolution of Cutaneous Sarcoidosis Following Topical Application of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi Mushroom).
Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2016 Mar ;6(1):105-9. Epub 2016 Feb 11. PMID: 26868374
Gulcan Saylam Kurtipek
Ganoderma lucidum (reishi mushroom) has been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine as a herbal remedy for over 2000 years. Studies have shown that G. lucidum has anti-allergic, anti-oxidant, anti-tumor, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties. A review of the literature revealed that there were no studies examining the use of G. lucidum for the treatment of skin diseases. Here, we report the case of a 44-year-old male patient who used soap enriched with G. lucidum and goat's milk for 3 days in treating annular cutaneous sarcoidosis. The patient showed almost complete regression of the lesions.