Reishi Mushroom

Ganoderma lucidum

Reishi Mushroom

Ganoderma lucidum

Reishi mushroom is traditionally known as “Ling Zhi". It has been called "the Mushroom of Immortality" for its potent effects as a whole body adaptogen and antioxidant. It contains high levels of triterpenes, responsible for its ability to modulate the immune system, which is useful for autoimmune conditions of all kinds. Reishi helps the body to cope with the effects of stress and supports healthy cortisol levels. Reishi also protects the liver, heart, lungs and nervous system and it may be useful for those with ADD/ADHD. Reishi is being studied for its effects on different types of cancer as well, due to its anti-tumour and anti-viral properties. This is a very safe mushroom has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 2000 years. Reishi is found around the world, from the Amazon to parts of North America and Asia.


Products containing Reishi Mushroom:

Reishi liquid extract
Immune Strength Compound
Seven Medicinal Mushrooms

References:

David Winston “Herbal Therapeutics”
Paul Stamets “MycoMedicinals”
Image by frankenstoen, Reishi mushrooms, via Wikimedia Commons

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