Ganoderma is a type of mushroom that has been know to the far east for thousands of years for its meraculous medicinal properties. These mushrooms are regarded as "Spirit Medicine" by the Chinese as they are among the most powerful herbs in Asia. Chinese medicine has used Ganoderma for over 4000 years and was highly prized as an elixir of immortality.Research has been done by both Chinese and Western scholars in recent years and with analysis and clinical experiments done by colleges, hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers its potency is finally coming to light. In ancient times, this mushroom was reserved for the Kings, as it was relatively rare and hard to find. Now, thanks to the advent of technology this mushroom can be farmed, making it more affordable and accessible to the average person.
Ganoderma, which is also known as Reishi. Reishi is used to treat many different ailments ranging from stress-related conditions to fatigue and sleep disorders. While it is great for people who suffer from any form of stress anxieties, the mushroom itself is fantastic. As an overall health tonic, Reishi is often used as a preventative measure as a way to avoid any health problems that may arise in the future. The mushroom is well-known for its ability to strengthen the body's immune system, it is said that it can help aid off infections and viruses that may well run riot in a weakened immune system. Science is currently researching Reishi and its healing properties as we speak, hopefully, so that one day, they can fully understand the healing powers of this magical mushroom. It is often prescribed to people who are suffering from cancer and are currently undergoing chemotherapy.
Some of the side-effects of chemotherapy are hair loss, appetite loss, fatigue and lethargy. Ganoderma has been shown to lessen these side-effects. Reishi is thought to be one of the well-respected mushrooms used today in modern medicine.
There are a plethora of other disorders which are known to respond to treatment with this seemingly magical mushroom, these can include lung and liver disorders, HIV/AIDS, allergies and even heart problems. Even conditions such as age spots and acne may benefit from the use of this magical mushroom. This mushroom is also thought to help reverse some of the signs of ageing, including skin and may have been damaged due to excessive exposure in the sun.
This mushroom is mostly composed of carbohydrates that are quite complex in their structure, these are known as triterpeniods, water soluble polysaccharides , amino acids and proteins. Scientists have discovered that because of this they tend to have postive effects such as lowering blood pressure, immune modulating and even anti tumor properties.
Triterpenes are another substance found in ganoderma, these are also known as ganoderic acids. Studies have shown that these ganoderic acides act much like an anti histamine and there for are great for allergies. Triterpenes are quite bitter to the taste and the level of triterpenes can often be known simply by measuring how bitter how bitter the finished product is. The more bitter it is the more triterpenes the product contains.
As we have already mentioned, a regular course of this medicinal mushroom will help improve your bodys immune system in addition to aiding the bodys blood circulation which in turn means better overall health for you.
As with any new treatment or even exercise regimen, we highly recommend that you discuss this with your doctor or GP before deciding to take the course of treatment.
Once you have discussed the option of using it with your doctor, you can then try and source some either at your local health shop or at some of the various web sites found on the Internet.