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Ganoderma Lucidium The Wonder Mushroom

Updated on March 27, 2017
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Elias is an enthusiast in alternative therapies and faith healing techniques. Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Home Remedies are his interests.


An Ancient Chinese Recipe for Youth and Longevity

Ganoderma Lucidium mushroom was well known to the Chinese Royalty for centuries. It was a part of their secret recipes for maintaining health, youthful vigor and long life.

Ganoderma Lucidium mushroom was grown in royal gardens and eaten by the royal class of China for centuries. They regarded the dried mushroom as a lucky omen and decorated their walls and clothes with images of the Ganoderma Mushroom.

Regarded as the King of Herbs, it has got the highest ranking in the world of fungi. It is a highly evolved genus belonging to the family of Polyporaceae.

Availability of Ganoderma Lucidium Mushroom

Ganoderma Lucidium Mushroom is a medicinal mushroom and is not consumed as a staple food. The Chinese Royalty used to use it as a additive to royal dishes because they believed that it enhances health and longevity.

It is available in bulk powder form in India and other countries where it is used by food supplement companies as additives in their preparations. A host of such products can be found by doing a simple search on the internet.

Consumption of Ganoderma Lucicium mushroom in any form has shown to improve the healing process in patients due to the fact that it greatly enhances the defensive capabilities of the immune system. Also metabolism has been seen to improve and those consuming it have better appetite.

Use in Traditional Medicines

Chinese folk used to use the dried and powdered Ganoderma Mushroom in various medications. As drying it is very difficult they actually used to burn it and use the ashes. For centuries this mushroom has helped the Chinese to treat high blood pressure, diabetes, goiter, arthritis and various other ailments.

Medicinal Properties of Ganoderma Lucidium Mushroom

The fruit body of Ganoderma Lucidium which is also called Reishi contains nearly 200 active medicinal constituents, broadly classified under Polysaccharides, traces of Organic Germanium, Adenosine and Triterpenes which together help to improve health, immunity and extend life.

It helps to enhance immunity and healing ability of the body, helps cleans, neutralize and remove toxic deposits from the body, and increases the oxygen carrying capacity of the Red Blood cells. The Organic Germanium in Ganoderma regulates the electrical charge balance in the body, improves brain functioning and blood supply to cells. The Adenosine in Ganoderma improves the energy transmission in the cells. A range of about 100 Triterpenes in Ganoderma maintains the digestive system, controls allergies, controls cholesterol level in blood and reduces stress.

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      Vegas Elias 

      6 years ago from Mumbai

      Hi Yoksuda,

      I suggest you join hubpages too. Visit my profile and there in my profile write page there is a link which you can use for joining. This is a very good place to express oneself.

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      6 years ago

      This is an Amazing Natural Herb And The Health Benifits It Has! Reishi A MIRACLE HERB: The secret to true success is good health.

    • Vegas Elias profile imageAUTHOR

      Vegas Elias 

      6 years ago from Mumbai

      Later sometimes I will send you the location near to you from where you can get Ganoderma products. I am using tea blended with this mushroom extract.

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ive never heard of these mushrooms before. I'm always interested in a natural way to improve my body. I'll keep my eyes out for these mushrooms, i'd like to give them a try. Thanks for the info, voted up!

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      6 years ago

      Very nice Hub. The Reishi mushroom is one of my favorites and it definitely has many medicinal properties. Voted up for useful.


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