Reishi mushroom is scientifically known as Ganoderma lucidum.
Reishi Mushroom or Ling-Zhi (Chinese), has been shown in recent studies to be helpful for treating high cholesterol, normalizing blood pressure, regulating circulatory system and help cure on allergies. Reishi mushroom contains a high amount of polysaccharides which are essential for proper functioning of the immune system, and are known as effective tumor fighters.
Reishi Mushroom is used as a tonic and a sedative. Reishi mushroom is useful in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), diabetes, liver disorders, hypertension, arthritis, and nervous exhaustion. Reishi has a strong antihistamine action that can help control allergies. Reishi mushroom can also lower cholesterol, prevent blood clots, help prevent the growth of tumors, and increase the body’s ability to fight unwanted invaders.
Reishi Mushroom is one of the most valued plants in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. Reishi has been used for over thousands of years as a miraculous remedy for a variety of diseases from traumatic wounds, inflammation, various ulcers to the treatment of cancer.
Other Chinese researchers have also found in animal studies, that Reishi can increase immunoglobulins and enhance the phagocytic activities of macrophages.