Saprofif grow on rotting logs, grow wild and sometimes cultivated. Long-stemmed fruit bodies growing straight up, his hat from the body attached to the stalk, the half circle and grows horizontally. Fruit body shows a circle which is the limit of the growth period, wavy or scalloped edges, the upper side with the folds radier, purplish red brown color. A few years old with a layer each time forming a new himenofora.
The composition of Ganoderma lucidum (Leyss.ex Fr.) Karst.:Chemical properties and Pharmacological Effects: It was sweet, slightly bitter, warm, non-toxic. Strengthen and increase endurance, prevent heart disease, aphrodisiac, appetite increase (stomakik), tranquilizers (sedatives), cough (antitussive) and eliminate the tightness (anti-asthmatic). Chemical content: ergosterol, coumarin, fungal lysozyme, acid protease, a protein that is soluble in water, amino acids, and saccharida polypeptidase, as well as several kinds of minerals such as sodium (Na), calcium (Ca), zinc (Zn), copper (Co) and manganese (Mn).
Curable Disease with Ganoderma lucidum (Leyss.ex Fr.) Karst.:Dizziness insomnia, bronchitis, asthma, silicosis, hepatitis, hypertension, heart disease, stomach pain, no appetite; Rheumatism;