Reishi Mushroom (Lingzhi, Ganoderma Lucidum) dried slices

Reishi Mushroom (Lingzhi, Ganoderma Lucidum) dried slices

Origin: Thailand
Harvest: 2017
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Reishi is a form of mushroom, otherwise known as the Ganoderma lucidum species. The Japanese know Reishi by another name, Lingzhi. This type of mushroom has been used as a Chinese medicine for an extremely long time, well over four thousand years to be exact. Some call this herb the ultimate healer, based on it's benefits and it's minimal amount of side effects.
Reishi is extremely rare because not all aged trees tend to have them. In fact, sources state that only 2 or 3 trees out of 10,000 are likely to have the growth of Lingzhi.

LINGZHI FACILITATE THE PROCESS OF LOSING WEIGHT
Obesity can be caused by bad living habits or human endocrine disorders and low self-healing function. When the autonomic nervous system is stimulated, remains in a continuous state of excitement that can cause excessive absorption of energy in the digestive system, resulting in excess assimilation of energy and fat, causing obesity. Current medication diet and liposuction are not recommended due to the risks of serious damages to the immune, endocrine system and the self-healing mechanism. Lingzhi can promote the metabolism of water and fat to purify blood, enhance blood circulation, and maintain stability of human health. After taking Lingzhi, you will feel significant changes: discharging of fat and oily, increasing of urine and decomposition. All the symptoms created by losing weight will return to normal when body stabilized at healthy status. Along with taking Lingzhi to lose weight, other sickness that related to obesity may be also eliminated, such as: constipation, abdominal distention, edema, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, liver disease, joint disease, and so on. The weight lost by Lingzhi will not rebound.

ALCOHOLISM AND CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER
Lingzhi helps to prevent alcohol-induced fatty liver and cirrhosis. It is beneficial for people in earlier stages of alcoholic liver disease who have not yet experienced severe loss of liver function.

BRONCHITIS AND YEAST INFECTION
Lingzhi stimulates the maturation of immune cells known as macrophages, which engulf and digest infectious bacteria. This prevents secondary infections from developing into cases of chronic bronchitis. Mature macrophages also are active against yeasts, making Lingzhi a valuable treatment for yeast infection. Lingzhi is effective against respiratory diseases (i.e. pneumonia, tracheitis, asthma)

CANCER
Lingzhi stimulates the body's production of interleukin-2, which fights several types of cancer, and it contains compounds called ganoderic acids, which act against liver cancer. Lingzhi counteracts the suppression of red and white blood cells that can result from cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar) treatment by stimulating the creation of protein in the bone marrow.
Fibroids (uterine myomas). Lingzhi keeps the uterine lining from making both basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), a chemical that promotes fibroid growth, and histamine, a chemical that causes inflammation. 

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
There is evidence that Lingzhi can lower both blood pressure and blood-cholesterol levels. Scientists at Oklahoma's Oral Roberts University found that compounds in Lingzhi reduce the flow of nerve impulses through the sympathetic nervous system, the portion of the nervous system activated by emotional stress. Russian scientists screening mushrooms as potential cholesterol-lowering drugs have found that Lingzhi extracts stop the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries of laboratory animals. Two controlled clinical studies have investigated the effects of Lingzhi on high blood pressure in humans. Both found it could lower pressure significantly as compared with a placebo. The subjects with high blood pressure in the second study had not previously responded to medications. 

STRESS
Eastern physicians have recognized for centuries that Lingzhi can reduce emotional outbursts during long-term stress. Exactly how Lingzhi does this has not been studied, but it is likely due to the herb's effects on the central nervous system. Additionally, doctors at the Hijitaki Clinic in Tokyo have found that Lingzhi helped to decrease physical pain dramatically in two people with neuralgia and two other people with shingles (herpes zoster). This quality may also help stop emotional outbursts.

ANTI-ALLERGIC /ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIONS
During the 1970s and 1980s, Lingzhi's anti-allergy action became the subject of ongoing research in both China and Korea. Studies showed that Lingzhi extract significantly inhibited all four types of allergic reactions, including positive effects against asthma and contact dermatitis. In 1990, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio found that Lingzhi could be 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.
Part of the anti-inflammatory effect of Lingzhi may be due to its free radical scavenging effect. Lingzhi extract significantly elevates the free radical scavenging ability of the blood, especially against the particularly harmful hydroxyl radicals. The hydroxyl radical scavenging effect of Lingzhi is so strong that even after the Lingzhi extract was absorbed and metabolized the scavenging action still continued.

LINGZHI AS A CARDIOTONIC
For centuries, Lingzhi has been known as a cardiotonic herb. It was prescribed routinely to those with a "knotted and tight chest" symptoms consistent with both stress and/or coronary artery disease-related angina. Researchers in China found that Lingzhi improved the blood flow and lowered oxygen consumption in the heart muscle. Similar results were also found by Korea scientists. They found that Lingzhi contains ganoderic acids (which belong to a group of natural substances called "triterpenes") which lower high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and inhibit platelet aggregation (the clumping together of blood cells), which can lead to heart attacks and other circulation problems. In fact, Lingzhi's triterpenes are so important that in most Orient Country people are used to determine Lingzhi's quality and authenticity.
In a six-month clinical trial performed in a university hospital in Shanghai, nearly half (47.5%) of 53 hypertensive patients lowered their blood pressure by 10-19 mmHg, and 10% of the subjects dropped their pressures 20-29 mmHg (both systolic and diastolic readings) after taking Lingzhi extract. Similar results were observed in another clinical trial without any side-effects.Another large Lingzhi study in China found that low density lipoprotein (LDL the harmful cholesterol) levels dropped in 68% of 90 patients following only one to four months of Lingzhi use. 
Recently, Russian scientists have taken an interest in Lingzhi. They found that in addition to all the cardiovascular benefits mentioned above, Lingzhi showed a significant preventive and therapeutic action against plaque build-up ("plaque" is a fatty goo which is comprised of a combination of oxidized cholesterol, calcium, and degenerated white blood cells ["foam cells"]. It is deposited on the walls of arteries which restricts blood flow by narrowing the passage within arteries resulting in atherosclerosis).

SEXUAL RECESSION, KIDNEY DEFICIENCY, RENAL FAILURE
Kidney deficiency and the majority of sexual dysfunction are due to over exertion, lack of proper rest, or taking too much medication. Renal failure is caused by virus infection after kidney deficiency and declined immune function. Long-term persistence of that condition can cause nephritis, uremia, and general edema. Modern medicine has proved Lingzhi has the functions of diuretic and blood detoxification.

GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES
Gastrointestinal diseases can be caused by many reasons. The most important is immune dysfunction. Compendium of Materia Medica recorded, Lingzhi treat: "five evils of the heart and the abdomen, beneficial to the energy of spleen”. Modern medicine confirmed that the Lingzhi could improve immune function, eliminate oxygen free radicals, and kill bacteria in the gastrointestinal virus to avoid gastrointestinal mucosa damage, and speed up collagen cell growth and speed up the healing of ulcer. In particular, Lingzhi contains trace elements – zinc that promotes the healing of ulcers.

DIABETES
It is effective and the results are obvious. The main cause of diabetes is the dysfunction of the body self-healing and immune functions causing the production of antibody “NAA”.
Type I diabetes does not produce, or produce not enough insulin. Type II diabetes patients produce insulin but they don’t have enough insulin receptors to convert carbohydrates into glucose. Both type patients don’t have effective blood glucose to provide the energy that required for body to function. Diabetes patients can have all kinds of irregular body functions and disorders. Lingzhi’s polysaccharides and trace elements, calcium, selenium, chromium, zinc and dietary fiber can enhance immune function, promote the use of sugar, improves the physiological function of islet cells and insulin secretion. Lingzhi has obvious effects on prevention of diabetes complications.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF REISHI MUSHROOM:

  • Anti-allergin, antioxidant, analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antiviral, antiparasitic, cardiovascular, antidiabetic, immunomodulating, hepatoprotective, hypotensive and hypertensive, kidney and nerve tonic, sexual potentiator.
  • Inhibits platelett aggregations.
  • Lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.
  • Bronchitis prevention.
  • Boosts immune system and promotes longevity.
  • Encourages relaxation and relieves stress.
  • Helps with insomnia.
  • Reduces fatigue and weakness.
  • Works as antiinflammatory for bronchitis and respiratory problems (allergies, colds, etc.)
  • Helps prevent heart disease by lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides.
  • Works as an anticoagulant.
  • Helps prevent cancer with anti-tumor properties.
  • Aids the liver and is helpful with digestion
  • Beautification of the skin: Asian women take Lingzhi for beautification of the skin and it is included in many patents for hair loss formulas, including products used for alopecia.

HOW TO MAKE LINGZHI TEA?

Lingzhi is traditionally prepared by simmering in water  in a stainless steel or ceramic pot. Don't use aluminum for such a prolonged boiling process. Thinly sliced or whole lingzhi is added to a pot of boiling water, the water is then brought to a simmer, and the pot is covered; the lingzhi is then simmered for two hours. The process may be repeated. I prefer to add local honey and lemon to my Lingzhi tea.

HOW TO USE LINGZHI?

Lingzhi (Ganoderma lucidum) is generally presented in the form of chopped Lingzhi chips. The cookware that used to make Lingzhi tea needs to be in stainless steel, clay, or porcelain; shouldn’t use iron or aluminum pots. Lingzhi needs long-term usage; it takes 7-45 days before results appear gradually. Long-term use will perform the best results. It’s recommended that users can take one month break after taking Lingzhi for 3 months. The reason for taking one month break is to allow the various nutrients in the Lingzhi to be fully absorbed and adapted, while reducing economic waste. Not that the long-term use of Lingzhi could be harmful to health.

HOW MUCH LINGZHI SHOULD ONE TAKE TO OBTAIN ITS MEDICAL OR HEALTH EFFECT?

Healthy people can use 10 grams a day for general improvement and health protection. Patients are suggested to take at least 20 grams daily. It’ll be more effective to take 40gm per day for  severe case patients (such as cancer patients). The effect is proportional to the intake amount and the level of sickness. Lingzhi doesn’t have any side effects and no ill effect will result if one takes too much, hence one can take as much as each individual’s preference.

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