Some properties of reishi, lion’s mane, and blue oyster mushrooms might have indirect implications for psoriasis or general skin health. It’s important to note that the following information should not be taken as medical advice, and you should consult a healthcare professional before using mushrooms or any other supplements to manage psoriasis symptoms.

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum):

Anti-inflammatory properties: Reishi mushrooms contain compounds like triterpenes and beta-glucans, which can modulate the immune system and potentially reduce inflammation associated with psoriasis (Source: Wachtel-Galor S, Yuen J, Buswell JA, et al. Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi or Reishi): A Medicinal Mushroom. In: Benzie IFF, Wachtel-Galor S, editors. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2011. Chapter 9. Available from:

Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus):

As mentioned previously, lion’s mane has anti-inflammatory properties and immune-modulating effects due to compounds like hericen ones, erinacines, and beta-glucans. While these properties suggest potential benefits for general skin health and inflammation, there is no direct evidence or research specifically linking lion’s mane consumption to improvements in psoriasis symptoms.

Blue oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus):

There is limited research on the direct effects of blue oyster mushrooms on psoriasis. However, they contain compounds like beta-glucans, which have immunomodulatory effects and may be beneficial for overall immune system function (Source: Gunde-Cimerman N, Cimerman A. Pleurotus fruiting bodies contain the inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase-lovastatin. Exp Mycol. 1995 Mar;19(1):1-6. doi: 10.1006/emyc.1995.1001).

More Research Needs to Be Done

It’s important to emphasize that while some compounds found in these mushrooms have potential health benefits, more research and clinical trials are necessary to establish any potential benefits of these mushrooms for psoriasis patients and to determine optimal dosages and treatment regimens.

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