Ganoderma Lucidium

Ganoderma Lucidium

Also known as “mushrooms for immortality”, the reishi mushrooms are also known as “Lingzhi” in Chinese. Symbolized for longevity and well being for thousands of years in Asian societies, these were reserved for use only for “royals” in earlier days. Bearing a bitter and woody taste, it ranges in color from red orange to black. These are mostly used in preparations of tea or as an extract. Having various medicinal uses, it is known as ganoderma lucidum. 

This is also widely available in various capsules and many of the super food protein powder blends.

Nutritional facts of Reishi Mushrooms  - One of the most active ingredients of Reishi mushroom is polysaccharides that consists Beta Glucan. This ingredient helps in boosting immune system of the body. Another important ingredient is triterpenes that is known to stop release of histamines. These histamines cause allergies and thus this ingredient helps in improvising the use of oxygen in body and in improving the liver function. 

Health benefits of Reishi mushrooms

  • Aging prevention - The ingredients in Reishi Mushrooms help in delaying the process of aging in body. It helps in improving immunity and regulating growth of healthy tissues. The mushrooms help in synthesizing nucleic acids and proteins. It helps boost metabolism. The anti oxidants present in Reishi mushrookms also help in eradicating free radicals from the body that cause early aging.
  •  Helps in treating insomnia and neurasthenia - The Reishi mushrooms are used to treat insomnia and relax body tissues and muscles. The Reishi mushrooms are known to have positive health effects and serve as “stabilize emotion”, “increasing wisdom” and in “enhancing memory power”.  
  • Relieves from hypertension - The Reishi mushrooms help in reducing blood pressure. It helps in maintaining an overall cardiovascular health. Also it is known to reduce cholesterol levels in the body and prevents the risks of heart attacks and strokes.
  • Anti inflammatory properties - The reishi mushrooms are anti inflammatory in nature due to which it can help in treating cognitive disorders and in increasing amount of flow of blood in brain. Thus it is ideal to treat arthritis, speeds up injury healing and relieves headaches.
  • Prevents cancer - The triterpenoids present in Reishi Mushrooms help in preventing cancer cauusing tissues build up in body. Preventing the tumor growth and cancerous cells it helps in maintaining good overall health of body.
  • Boosts metabolism and energy in body - To increase longevity, the Reishi mushrooms help in adding boost to life and increasing energy.

In all, Reishi mushrooms are an ideal ingredient in a medicine aimed at controlling alcoholism. This helps in enhancing longevity and thus helps person stay calm and relaxed thus motivates him to leave habit of consuming alcohol.

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