Ganoderma lucidum. Several species of Ganoderma
have been used in traditional Asian medicines
of years and are still in use today. The medicinal effects of the mushroom are thought
to be due to triterpenes like ganoderic acid, as well as
beta-glucan compounds. The reishi
mushroom is a symbol for
health and wellness, and is depicted in the Emperor's residences in the
Forbidden City which is located in the middle of
Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum
as well as the Summer Palace which is
located northwest of Beijing.
Medicinal mushrooms are mushrooms, or mushroom extracts, used in the practice of medicine. Many species of mushrooms have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years and of recent times they are gaining in popularity. The use of mushrooms, and hot water mushroom extracts, in folk medicine is best documented in the East. There have been claims that some mushrooms inhibit tumor growth and enhance aspects of the immune system and thus they have been a subject of research for approximately 50 years.
Modern scientific research examining reishi mushrooms has revealed a variety of potential health benefits. Cellular and animal research has shown reishi may contain anticancer and immune system enhancing properties. Neither of these claims has been substantiated by human clinical trials as I believe that the drug companies have slowed down the research due to the fact that these mushrooms cannot be patented. There are some drugs on the market that do actually contain mushroom extract. Researchers have noted reishi appears to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Animal studies have noted reishi may protect the liver and protect against radiation. A randomized clinical study noted reishi improved urinary tract symptoms in men. Research has shown that reishi contains compounds that may act as ACE inhibitors, inhibit blood platelets, and fibrosis, although none of these possible effects have been validated with clinical trials.
Many people are at the
present time are taking supplements and drinking tea and
coffee that contain these mushroom extracts and powders.
With that in mind I bring to you this website.
BENEFICIAL MUSHROOMS and Ganoderma Tea
For thousands of years, medicinal mushrooms have been recognized for their incredible power to improve human health, vitality, and longevity. Anyone who researches natural healing understands this important discovery. The major hurdle that challenges many health enthusiasts, however, is how to find high quality mushroom sources and incorporate them into a natural daily diet.
When new studies were published revealing the exciting new health benefits of drinking coffee, a few companies came up with an interesting idea - why not combine the important healing benefits of mushrooms with the new healing and endurance discoveries of natural coffee.
This impressive idea
quickly led to the creation of Ganoderma and Reishi mushroom
enhanced coffees, with only one major challenge to what
seemed a certain path to success: the taste. These initial
mushroom coffees lacked the rich, full-bodied experience of
a delicious home brew, and instead left people dissatisfied
with the watered down blandness of an average instant coffee
or worse, the bitterness commonly associated with REISHI