Reishi mushroom - is due to its capabilities in Japan and China nicknamed as a mushroom of eternal youth and immortality. Especially, of the ability to markedly slows down the cells aging. Its effects are used in the treatment of cancer and immune system´s stimulation. It is an effective weapon in traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of many diseases, their prevention and all without side effects. Reishi mushroom is exceptional, especially for its immunostimulatory capabilities. It is even said, if you take it as a healthy person, it can help you to avoid illness. To a sick body, it can also help to get from the disease a little faster. In addition, reishi mushroom has an anti-inflammatory, hypotensive, anti-allergy, anti-viral, anti-cancer and hypolipemic effects. There is even approved by the government in Japan and China, in the prevention and as a supportive care of cancer. It is included into the official list of medicines.
Reishi mushroom contains polysaccharides, which boost immunity and destroy germs. The fungus contains organic germanium, subject to better blood oxygen binding, and also the elimination of toxins from the body. Besides, there are the triterpenoids, adenosine, vitamins and minerals in the composition. The scientists analyzed the content of the substances and found that it contains all the essential amino acids, minerals of a significant quantity of iron and selenium, and further comprises some vitamins also significantly from the group B.
It is very interesting the relatively high content of otherwise rare element germanium. Some scientists connect germanium content with antitumor activity, others mentioned that promotes immunity. It contains many different types of polysaccharides, which affects its ability to support immunity (some of which are similar to the action of beta glucan). Some of these antitumor activities are currently under study by scientists. It also comprises a plurality of antioxidants, polysaccharides, triterpenes, fiber, organic germanium, enzymes, and adenosine. Terpenoids should have included an anti-inflammatory effect. The most important terpenoids are acid ganoderma and lucidum. Experts consider that this fungus, traditionally recommended for memory problems should thanks to the action of certain substances from the group of terpenoids have beneficial effects in Alzheimer's disease or equally well with memory problems and in senile dementia. Accordingly, these agents should prevent the emergence of thrombosis (thanks to the presence of adenosine) or histamine release (therefore Reishi is recommended also for people with allergies).
For its beneficial impacts to our health belong: general support for detoxification, normalization of blood pressure, help to lower cholesterol levels (it is useful in allergies), help with sleep disorders or the treatment of asthma and a number of other effects. It is important to emphasize, however, that significant effects are immunostimulatory and immunomodulatory activity, which significantly support immunity. It also improves the metabolism of the cells and removes from the body toxins accumulated in the liver and protects them from any scaling of the pollutants. The physiological function of the liver are support by reishi and it also stimulates the heart (contained substances improve blood flow). Reishi´s extract is often combined with vitamin C, because it helps to improve the reception of polysaccharides that are contained in this fungus. Reishi is recommended for insomnia, palpitations, mental fatigue, lack of concentration, dizziness and other similar conditions. Reishi is related to the lungs. It can transform phlegm, which stops the coughing and wheezing. Of all the above it can be seen that, this fungus has application as in traditional Chinese medicine, as well as in modern medicine.