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Mushroom Health Benefit - Maitake, Ling Zhi and Shiitake

Updated on March 31, 2016

Mushroom and Human Health

Mushroom like maitake, ling zhi, and shiitake has nutrition values to increase human immune system and preventing body from many diseases. Mushroom health benefits are prevent cancers, reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and as antioxidant.

Mushroom contains minerals and nutrients like phosphorus, potassium, cooper, acid, zinc, etc. Maitake, Ling Zhi, and shiitake has been consumed thousands years ago as health supplement in Japan, China, and most Asia countries.

Mushroom varieties
Mushroom varieties

There are at least 38 thousands mushroom varieties in nature. Scientist has acknowledge that mushroom as natural healths food is known as the best booster of your immune system and fight many diseases.

Modern medication like in Japan and China has used mushroom as alternative medicine to lower blood pressure and lipids. Mushrooms also encourage for weight loss diet program. If you know how to cook it, mushroom is delicious. You should try it someday.

You should be careful, in nature, mushroom contains toxic. If you do not know how to cook or consume it, please do not eat. It is better you buy it from eligible store or restaurant that sold mushroom. For your alternatives medication, mushroom has produce in type of pill, powder, and extract. In this article, we are focus to health benefits of Maitake, Ling Zhi, and Shiitake mushroom.

Maitake (Grifola Frondosa) Mushroom
Maitake (Grifola Frondosa) Mushroom

1. Maitake Mushroom Benefit

Maitake (grifola frondosa) has delicious taste and strengthen your immune system. Maitake extract contain particularly beta glucant.

Maitake health benefit is one of richest source of beta glucant that most potent immune forces. Maitake also rich with L-ergothioneine that play role as antioxidant. Both known may the best cancer fighting, against leukemia, and type 2 diabetes. Maitake lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

There are many Maitake extract sold now. Consuming maiteka alone will not cure your cancer or diabetes. You should learn how to do cancer treatment at home. For person with diabetes, treatment is tight. Before you decide to consume maiteka, you need to read treatment for diabetes - say no for diabetes.

Ling Zhi (Ganoderma Lucidum) mushroom
Ling Zhi (Ganoderma Lucidum) mushroom | Source

2. Ling Zhi Mushroom Benefit

Ling Zhi (ganoderma lucidum) in China or reishi mushroom in Japan is bitter taste. Ling Zhi usually processed in liquid to drink. You can find in store herb in dried form. Ling Zhi health benefit is good for cure asthma and respiratory problem such cough and chronic bronchitis.

Ling Zhi contain immune cells called Macrophages that identifying and clearing cancerous cells from your body. Polysaccharidas that contain glucants can help to lower cholesterol.

Consuming Ling Zhi improve liver health and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Ling Zhi also help maintain skin elasticity and smooth. Ling Zhi key constituent is Beta-glucants and ganodermic acids.

Shiitake (Lentinula Edodes) Mushroom
Shiitake (Lentinula Edodes) Mushroom | Source

3. Shiitake Mushroom Benefit

Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is delicious and sometimes prepare as vegetable. Shiitake helath benefit is generally booster your immune system and anti-cancer. Shiitake particularly help to protect us against cardiovascular and atherosclerosis.

Shiitake mushroom are available in Asia food store. It is one of best menu for vegetarian diet to lower the risk of cancer breast and coronary artery disease.

Dry Shiitake mushroom
Dry Shiitake mushroom | Source

Mushroom Best Benefit in Long Term

Heath benefits of consuming mushroom did not shown in short time. It is need time at least in months to recover your body health and cure your disease. You need to be patient and encourage yourself to consume it daily.

Ling Zhi mushroom
Ling Zhi mushroom | Source


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      3 years ago

      Hello there lovely, I just fleolwod your blog from a comment on my blog, and let me tell you, I love it!!! I especially love this post and the comment of your friend about the importance of fungi in life... I am an herbalist and fungi are such a wonderful medicine (I am actually taking a maitake extract that I made this fall from fresh maitake my friend harvested)... and she wrote it so poetically! thanks for this wonderful post and a beautiful blog!!!

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      Lyra Carillet 

      7 years ago

      This was a very very good hub. I enjoyed it very much if you can't tell. I like to go mushroom hunting, but I am so allergic to poison ivy that I have to be carefull. I got some really good tips from reading your hub. I give you a thumbs up. Hope you will do the same for me.

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      7 years ago from NH

      Wow - love mushrooms - didn't know how healthy they actually were :)

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      7 years ago from UK

      I love mushrooms. Great learning their benefits.


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