Ganoderma Lucidum enjoys special veneration in East Asia, where it has been used as a medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 4,000 years, making it one of the oldest mushrooms known to have been used medicinally. Because of Ganoderma Lucidum presumed health benefits and apparent absence of side-effects. And it has attained a reputation in the East as the ultimate herbal substance.
Ganoderma is prescribed by medical practitioners as it is sought to enhance the immune system support. An increasingly popular natural remedy, ganoderma is used only as a medicinal mushroom and is not recommended for cooking. Ganoderma Lucidum is a select plant that is loaded with a wide range of superior nutrition for the body cells. Some of the most important are Polysaccharides: Beta-D-Glucan, FA, F1, F1-1a, D-6, A, B, C-2, D, G-A Betaglucan, G-Z, Organic Germanium (6000 ppm in the Ganocelium or GL) Antioxidants (very high - around 23,000 I.U's.) Adenosine, Vitamin C and B Vitamins + Other Vitamins, Minerals, Various Enzymes and Essential Fatty Acids, Complete Proteins and Glycoproteins, Selenium, Iron, Calcium, zinc, magnesium, copper, potassium, 110 Amino Acids - including all essentials
Amino Acids etc.
The possible anti-cancer effects of ganoderma may be attributed to the higher content of polysaccharides known to be present in the mushroom
Ganoderma has blood-thinning properties; it inhibits platelet aggregation. This can be beneficial for people with increased risk of blood clots. The component adenosine may be responsible for this effect, as explained by the MSKCC. Adenosine also normalizes irregular heart rhythms. In products approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, adenosine is a prescription drug for certain cardiovascular problems.
Liver Protection & Detoxification.
Ganoderma lucidum is able to protect the liver from damaged by various physiological and biological factors. Moreover, effect can be obtained either pre-or post-damage. Ganoderma lucidum speeds up metabolism of both medicine and toxic substances in liver, leading to curing of toxicated hepatitis. Ganoderma lucidum is also suitable for treating chronic hepatitis, effectively eliminating the related symptoms as dizzy, fatigue, and so on. Ganoderma lucidum can be used to treat chronic toxicosis, the various kinds of chronic hepatitis, and other hepatic diseases.
Effect on Neurasthenia.
In ancient Chinese medical publications, Ganoderma lucidum can serve to "stabilize emotion", "increase wisdom", and "enhance memory power". Recently, it is reported that Ganoderma lucidum has prominent effect on insomnia caused by neurasthenia: Effectiveness is 87.14% to 100%.In general, effect becomes obvious after a period of 10 to 15 days, when sleep improved, appetite increased, and body weight gained. Related headache and dizzy will be reduced or stopped.
Ganoderma lucidum has a relatively strong effect on the central nervous system that makes Ganoderma lucidum an effective substance for treatment of neurasthenia and insomnia. Ganoderma lucidum is becoming more and more indispensable to the sufferers of neurasthenia and insomnia. To date, the effect of Ganoderma lucidum on neurasthenia and insomnia has been clearly described and stated in the China State pharmacopoeia.
Effect on Chronic Bronchitis & Bronchus Asthma.
Ganoderma lucidum can stop coughing, clear sputum, and suppress asthma. It also relieves the symptoms of the related illnesses. Since Ganoderma lucidum can activate
the immune system, it can prevent from flu, and thus above syndromes. Ganoderma lucidum is particularly suitable for the treatment of the patients categorized as "cold and wet" by Chinese medicine, while for the "hot and dry" patients would be relatively less effective. The average effectiveness is 80%.
Effect on Beauty Care.
Ganoderma lucidum has been named the "Medicine of Eternal Life". It is mainly contributed to the effect on skin protection, and delaying aging. Ganoderma lucidum can retain and regulate the water in skin and thus can keep the skin elasticity, hydrated and smooth. It also inhibits the formation and deposition of melanin in skin. Today, the beauty care products made from Ganoderma lucidum are becoming the new stars in the industry.