Ganoderma is a type of mushroom, also known as Reisha. It has been used in china for medical treatment for over 4000 years now. They refer to the mushroom as “spirit medicine”. In olden times ganoderma was reserved for kings and was rare and hard to find. The kings used to it promote longevity.
The ganoderma mushroom is from the Mycetes kingdom, they generally short and tiny fungi that are unable to make there own nutrients through photosynthesis like green plants do. They either earth breed or lead a parasitic life by breaking down and surviving on the nutrients of other plants and animals. Now, with a high demand for this mushroom is now produced with scientific cultivation method.
Ganoderma mushroom is used to treat many different illnesses from stress related to sleep disorders. It is very great as an overall health tonic as well and as a preventive for future ailments. It is very good for strengthening the immune system and fighting off infections and viruses. There is also a lot of research being done about the healing properties of this mushroom and what it can do for cancer patients. It has been prescribed to cancer patients that are undergoing chemotherapy.
Side effects of chemotherapy are hair loss, appetite loss, fatigue, and lethargy. Ganoderma has been known to lessen the side effects of chemotherapy. It may also help with liver and lung disorders, HIV/AIDS, allergies, and even some heart problems. Things like age spots and acne have been treated using ganoderma. It is thought that the reisha mushroom can reverse some of the signs of aging. This includes skin and damage that has been done due to over exposure to the sun.
It is mostly made up of carbohydrates and water soluble polysaccharides, amino acids, and proteins. Because of this they are good for lowering high blood pressure. They also has a substance known as ganoderic acids, these acids act like an anti histamine that is what makes it good fro treating allergies.
Taken on a daily basis, the mushroom can help to detoxify the body, rejuvenate cells, balance the functions of various organs, and help to get rid disorders. It is also an anti tumor agent, cold tonic, expectorant, liver protector, cardio tonic, diuretic, and prevents tissue degeneration.
Reisha mushrooms can also help to balance blood sugar levels and improve pancreatic functions and increases the oxygen in the blood system. It will reduce fatigue and increase your vitality, as well as increase your metabolism. Ganoderma contains an abundance of anti oxidants that control and inhibit the damages of free radicals. This mushroom will also fortify and improve your digestive system and reduce cholesterol and fat in the blood stream that causes build up in the arteries.
There are many different kinds of products available to get the benefits of ganoderma. There is a bar soap and toothpaste, as well as supplements. There is also many different coffee products available, hot cocoa, sod tea, mocha, ginseng coffee, and classic coffee. There is an oats product available too. These ganoderma products can be found at Alternative Health Supplements. Check out our Ganoderma Products section.