Reishi, the Mushrooms of Immortality and Medicine of Kings

Reishi mushroom (also known as Lingzhi and is a types of Ganoderma lucidum) has a long history of use as a very effective herbal medicine. In China, Lingzhi is known as all-healing-medicine and in Japan it is treated as a valuable medicine supplement for its ability to cure many diseases! Don’t be surprised if you know it only as a parasite. In fact, it is a parasite that grows on hardwoods like oaks & maples and found mostly in China, Japan and Korea. But not necessarily all the Reishi mushrooms that are used to make medicines or sold commercially need to be collected from the woods; they can be cultivated as well. golden teacher mushrooms canada If you are one of those who have already heard about all the magical healing capability of these different mushrooms like Cordyceps, most likely you would expect it to offer you some astounding health benefits. Research indicates that your expectations and assumptions are correct as this surprising mushroom is capable to boost your immune system, fight a serious disease like cancer, control the heart diseases and relieve both allergies and inflammation.

How come a single fungus like Ganoderma lucidum can be such a powerful medicine and have been revered for more than several centuries as a magical medicine? Traditional Eastern medical science have done many researches and based on those researches they claim that Lingzhi contains an array of medicinal application that are sometimes better than the traditional treatments. Like most other related mushrooms, Reishi improves human immune function and help fight against viruses and bacteria that causes infections.

Chinese medicine researchers regarded it as the “Medicine of Kings”. Dr. Shi-Jean Lee, one of the most famous Chinese medical doctors and medicine researchers of the Ming Dynasty, had endorsed the effectiveness of this mushroom and has stated that ‘lingzhi build a healthy body and help live a long life’. The effectiveness of mushrooms for fighting against viruses is a well-known fact and their ability to help control stresses is a very good reason for their widespread acceptance.

Usages of reishi or Lingzhi mushrooms for stress and coronary artery disease-related angina have proven a very positive result and many alternative medicine practitioners recommend this mushrooms for heart diseases. Likewise the widespread usages of reishi mushrooms for hypothyroidism, cardiovascular problems, insomnia, hypertension, bronchitis, arthritis and of menopausal anxiety, proves it’s true effectiveness for healing or preventing those diseases. Reishi also is often the main ingredient in herbal formulas for immune dysfunction syndromes, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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