Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) is a fungus that grows from the tops of stumps or submerged logs and is found in most parts of the world . Historically in Japan, reishi used to hang in the hallways of all homes to ward off evil spirits and was carried by brides into their new homes to guard against 'grave' matters in the new family .
Reishi has many uses in traditional Chinese medicine, including ED. In a study in China of 60 men with ED, there was a significant benefit after drinking a decoction made using fruit bodies of a member of the Ganoderma family for 1 month . Only 4 patients reported no improvement; 17 patients reported slight improvement; 25 men claimed marked improvement in their sexual function, and 14 men reported that they were cured. No other drugs were taken during the period of the study .
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