REISHI MUSHROOM (Ganoderma lucidum) aka Ling-zhi
Reishi is another remarkable mushroom with healing properties. It affects many different ailments. It has particular benefits as a blood cleanser, supporter of the immune system, strengthener of the circulatory system, reliever of allergies and tumors, and in aiding the body when under stress. Beta D-glucan is one component in Reishi found to stimulate the activity of the immune system. It contains anti-tumor activity and may help fight different types of cancer, such as sarcoma. Reishi can be very beneficial for the heart and circulatory system. It has shown to lower blood cholesterol levels as well as blood pressure. It has improved both hypertension and hypotension, improve blood circulation, and reduce the incidence of stroke and cardiac problems. Reishi inhibits the release of histamines, and this can help with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems. Along with other medicinal mushrooms, Reishi has been found to slow the progression of HIV into AIDS; it helps protect T cells to fight the disease and its polysaccharides have been shown to increase the production of white blood cells to fight the infection.
- Primary Uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Reishi Mushrooms can provide relief for: • AIDS/HIV • Allergies • Cancer • Fatigue • Immune Weakness • Heart Disease • Respiratory Problems