Reishi mushroom and wound repair

Reishi mushroom has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine for various health benefits, including wound healing and skin conditions. The polysaccharides, triterpenes, and other biologically active compounds in Reishi have wound healing properties.

In rats, topical Reishi cream increased the rate of wound closure, improved the formation of new blood vessels in the wound, and reduced inflammation.

Reishi ointment was effective in reducing inflammation and promoting wound healing in a mouse model of dermatitis.

Reishi may also help with eczema and psoriasis. Reishi extract had anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects in vitro, which may be beneficial for reducing the symptoms of skin conditions.