Ganoderma is a genus that belongs to polypore mushrooms which grow on wood, and include about 80 species, many from tropical
regions. They are used extensively used in traditional Asian medicines for their potential use in bioremediation, and hence are very
important genus economically. The objective of this study was to do phytochemical analysis of the Ganoderma lucidum powder and
compare with literature study of methanolic extract. Phytochemical analysis of the test solution was done according to published
methods. Earlier Phytochemical analysis of methanolic extracts of Ganoderma lucidum reveals the presence of alkaloids, flavanoids,
carbohydrates, reducing sugars, tannins, phlobatannins cardiac glycosides, terpenoids, anthraquinones, saponins, volatile oils and
steroids. In our study we have found the presence of carbohydrates, alkaloids, glycosides & lactones in Ganoderma lucidum powder.
The other phytochemicals compared to methanolic extract done in earlier studies was not found in our study as we have not tried to do