What Is Ganoderma?
More commonly known as reishi, ganoderma is a hard, bitter mushroom used to promote health and longevity in traditional Chinese medicine. Proponents claim that ganoderma can relieve fatigue, keep cholesterol in check, curb high blood pressure, tame inflammation, build stamina, and support the immune system.
An increasingly popular natural remedy, ganoderma is only used as a medicinal mushroom and isn’t recommended for cooking.<
Lingzhi ( The Benefits of Ganoderma Lucidum) research
Lingzhi may possess anti-tumor, immunomodulatory and immunotherapeutic activities, supported by studies on polysaccharides, terpenes, and other bioactive compounds isolated from fruiting bodies and mycelia of this fungus.
It has also been found to inhibit platelet aggregation, and to lower blood pressure (via inhibition ofangiotensin-converting enzyme, cholesterol and blood sugar.
Laboratory studies have shown anti-neoplastic effects buy of fungal extracts or isolated compounds against some types of cancer. In an animal model, Ganoderma has been eported to prevent cancer metastasis, with potency comparable to Lentinan from Shiitake mushrooms.
The mechanisms by which G. lucidum may affect cancer are unknown and they may target different stages of cancer development:
inhibition of angiogenesis (formation of new, tumor-induced blood vessels, created to supply nutrients to the tumor) mediated by cytokines, cytoxicity, inhibiting migration of the cancer cells and metastasis, and inducing and enhancing apoptosis of tumor cells.
Additional studies indicate that ganoderic acid can help to strengthen the liver against liver injury by viruses and other toxic agents in mice, suggesting a potential benefit of this compound in the prevention of liver diseases in humans.
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Courtesy of wikipedia.com…please check out this website under “Reishi” for the complete documentation and research of these findings. And, this information is never meant to diagnose or treat, simply, to give you information.