Mushrooms are often categorised as vegetables or herbs, but in actual fact they are fungi. They have been traditionally used for food as well as for medicinal purposes. Scientific reports suggest that there are more than 13,000 mushrooms, out of which more than 500 of them have proven medical benefits Dose Therapy.
In recent times, apart from the fact that mushrooms are eaten by many people across the world, they have also been used for curative and preventive purposes against illnesses and diseases. Different species of mushrooms have been traditionally used to boost immunity, fight illnesses, inflammation, and various types of infection.
Modern western medicine have continued to tap into the benefits of mushrooms by extracting some of its medicinal components in order to produce capsules and drugs that will treat diseases and illnesses.
Some of the most common mushroom species include, Reishi, Chaga, Shiittake and Maitake mushrooms. The Reishi specie is a Chinese mushroom that is regarded as one of the most beneficial mushrooms; particularly medicinal properties. This specie has been known for its potential to prevent some types of cancer. Loads of research has found out that Reishi has ingredients which can help prevent cancerous growth, as well as agents that can regulate blood pressure. They are also a treatment for Lyme and other diseases.
Another name for Reishi is Ganoderma lucidum, which is the red Reishi. Apart from the fact that it has anti-cancerous properties it has been proven that it helps build the immune system. Sufferers of allergies have also been known to be relieved after ingesting this miracle mushroom specie.
The king of herbs, as Ganoderma is called by the Chinese, has enormous health benefits. It has been used by people suffering from heart disorders, diabetes and kidney problems. Ganoderma has more than 240 active medical properties including Adenosine, Polysaccharides, Ganoderic essence, Triterpinoids and Organic germanium.
Unlike most modern medicines there are no side effects when Ganoderma is taken; and it has been consistently proven that it is safe for people of any age. The specie has been called the real adaptogen, which means it does not have any toxic effect on the body and has unlimited benefit on a wide range of body tissues, organs and the hormonal system.