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Latin (botanical) name: Ganoderma lucidum
Common names: Ling Chih, Ling Zhi, Reishi
Plant Description: The Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) is a beautiful, glossy, yellowish-red conk. Used strictly for medicinal purposes, the Reishi is a hard and bitter mushroom. Reishi Mushrooms are polypore mushrooms. As an apple is the fruit of an apple tree, so mushrooms are the fruiting body and reproductive structure of a higher order fungus organism. The actual mushroom "tree" is a fine thready network called mycelium. For the most part subterranean, mycelium lives in soil, logs and other organic trash.
Medicinal Properties &Uses: The major components of Reishi Mushrooms have proven to be a significant anti-inflammatory and inhibit malignant tumor growth. It's glycosides and polysaccharides promise to be a new type of carcinostatic agent which would be helpful in immunotherapy. This mushroom contains other substances, as well, which reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. It has shown remarkable efficacy in reducing allergies and protecting the liver. Ganoderma lucidum is actually the powder inside the spores of the fungus Reishi, which are formed as the Reishi matures. This powder contains high quality protein, with all 18 essential amino acids included. It has a combination of natural vitamins and critical trace elements essential for the functioning of the immune system.
Dosage: 20-60 drops in water or juice, 2-3 times daily or as needed.
Cautions & Interactions: Keep out of reach of children.
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