What is Reishi Mushroom?
Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), also known as ling zhi in China, grows wild on decaying logs and tree stumps.
Ganoderma lucidum is a mushroom-forming white rot fungus. Although it isn’t edible in the traditional sense (for food) it is grown commercially for use as a medicinal supplement. This species has been part of traditional Eastern medicine for thousands of years.
How will Reishi Mushrooms help me?
Reishi has been known to:
–strengthen your immune system
–fight viruses and bacteria
–lower high blood pressure
–help prevent fatigue
–increase blood flow
–suppress tumor growth and often used in cancer prevention
–have strong antioxidant properties and may also increase the effectiveness of antioxidant vitamins when the two substances are used together
–used in treatment of chronic hepatitis
–used for symptomatic relief of arthritis and of menopausal anxiety
–used in treating allergic asthma, hypothyroidism, bronchitis, insomnia, general anxiety and stress and cardiovascular problems
How to use Reishi mushrooms
Dosage: Chinese medicinal texts traditionally call for using 1/4-1 1/2 teaspoons of dry mushroom per day. For serious challenges like cancer, Dr. Morishige adjusted the dosage from 2 to 10 grams (1/2-2 teaspoons) of Reishi extract per day.