Studies related to Depression and Ganoderma lucidum

Spore Powder Of Ganoderma Lucidum Improves Cancer-Related Fatigue In Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Endocrine Therapy: A Pilot Clinical Trial

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 2-4 Weeks
Number of Subjects 48
Sex Female
Age Range 45-64
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
Improvements were seen in fatigue, physical and emotional (but not social) well being, and improvements in functionality (all assessed by FACT-F survey) as well as reductions in anxiety and depression (assessed by HAD) in female breast cancer patients suffering from fatigue and undergoing endocrine therapy.

1g of ganoderma spore extract thrice daily (3g total) for four weeks was used.

TNF-a and IL-6 levels were correlated with fatigue, and were reduced after intervention.