While speaking of the reishi mushroom, it is very important to highlight that the Spanish Agency for Food Safety (ECOSAN), as well as other competent institutions, classify reishi as a food and it should be consumed as such thing and never be used as a medicine.
Like many foods, the consumption of this mushroom reduces the platelet aggregation in the blood. However, consumption of 1.5 g / day of pure reishi does not produce any alteration in the blood, thus consuming an amount that does not exceed the 2 g/day may be considered not to affect the action of Sinthrome or other oral anticoagulants.
An interestisng fact is that there are other common foods in our diets that interact with Warfarin (Sinthrome) with a greater intensity than the mushroom, that is the case of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, garlic, green tea, chamomile, anise, sage, ginseng, St. John’s wort, devil’s claw, ginkgo, tansy… foods to take into account when evaluating their influence on blood thinners.
On the other hand, it is always important to highlight that if you have a rich and varied diet in these and other foods, it is possible that blood clotting problems that cause serious diseases such as stroke, blockage of arteries that oxygenate the heart, etc. will be avoided. Before, more than 100 wild/cultivated plants were consumed in a common diet, now, with supermarkets, we are reduced to a few of them.
It is important to remember that a varied and balanced diet and daily physical activity are the key to maintaining wellness and quality of life.