Health Benefits of Reishi Mushroom
Nerves: Reishi mushrooms have been traditionally recommended by Chinese and Japanese
herbalists for insomnia due to their “sleep-promoting factor”. Reishi mushrooms are prescribed
in China for a number of psychiatric and neurological afflictions, including diseases involving the
muscles, anorexia and debility following lengthy illnesses. The dried “mycelium” of Reishi the
root-like body that produces mushrooms has been found to be highly effective in the treatment
of neuroses caused by “environmental stress”. In addition, in an eight-month study of
Alzheimer’s disease, patients taking a Reishi mycelium product demonstrated significant
Immune System: Ganoderma lucidum contains high concentration of Organic Germanium,
Polysaccharides and Triterpenes. These active components are proven to strengthen our
immunity cells and improve our immune system.
Anti-Allergic /Anti-Inflammatory Activity: Studies showed that Reishi extract significantly
inhibited all four types of allergic reactions, including positive effects against asthma and
contact dermatitis and effectively used in treating stiff necks, stiff shoulders, conjunctivitis
(inflammation of the fine membrane lining the eye and eyelids), bronchitis, rheumatism and
improving “competence” of the immune system without any significant side-effects.
Healing the Liver: Reishi is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis. Reishi extract has been
reported to be effective in treating patients with liver failure. In animal studies of mice with
carbon tetrachloride-induced inhibited by continuous dosing with Reishi tincture and the
regeneration of the liver was promoted.
Cancer: Studies of Reishi proved to have an anti-tumor effect. The active anti-cancer
constituents in Reishi are called Beta-D-glucan. Beta-D-glucan is a polysaccharide basically a
huge sugar molecule made up of many little sugar molecules chained together bound to amino
acids. These intricate sugars stimulate or modulate the immune system by activating immune
cells such as macrophage and helper T-cells, as well as increase the immunoglobin levels to
produce a heightened response to foreign cells, whether bacteria, viruses, or tumor cells.
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