(Ganoderma lucidum) - aka - Ling-zhi
Reishi is a remarkable mushroom with healing properties as a blood cleanser; it supports the immune system; strengthens the circulatory system; helps with tumors and allergies; and helps the body deal with stress. Beta D-glucan is one component in Reishi found to stimulate the immune system. It contains anti-tumor elements and may help fight different cancers, such as sarcoma. Reishi is also very beneficial for the heart and circulatory system - it has shown to lower blood cholesterol levels as well as blood pressure; it improves hypertension and hypotension, blood circulation, and reduces the incidence of stroke and cardiac issues. Reishi also 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 impede HIV from progressing into AIDS by protecting and strengthening T-cells to fight the disease. This mushroom’s polysaccharides increase the production of white blood cells to fight the infection.
- Primary Diseases affected: AIDS/HIV Allergies Cancer Fatigue Immune system Heart disease Respiratory problems