What is Ganoderma


What is Ganoderma you ask.

Ganoderma is the name given to a genus of polypores, which can be found growing on wood. This genus can easily be differentiated from the other polypores, since it has a double walled basidiospore.

Ganoderma genus can be divided into two sections, namely Ganoderma (with a shiny cap surface, like Ganoderma lucidum) and Elfvingia (with a dull cap surface, like Ganoderma applanatum).


Ganoderma Mushroom


The recognition of Ganoderma can be credited to the fact that it boasts of a number of healing properties and has been known to accord a number of health benefits to its users.

Reishi, or Ganoderma Lucidum, has been around for centuries. Worth its weight in gold, used only by emperors and other royals, this ‘Miracle Herb’ has been overlooked by western culture for years.

As only few people know about Ganoderma’s awesome health benefits and antioxidant effects, the world is waking up in the west.

If you use the most expensive antioxidant on the market today, those antioxidants can only boast a fraction of the 100's of antioxidants found in the Ganoderma Lucidum. You must be thinking this is worth looking into!

Up until the 1970's Ganoderma was hard to find and expensive when you did find the "Miracle Herb". In the 1970's it was discovered how to grow the mushroom inside and on a large scale. As time goes on and the world learns and gets educated about the Ganoderma lucidum the result will strongly affect the health of all the people who use the Ganoderma in their lives.




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So now you know that Ganoderma is a mushroom and grows on wood. It is a fungus that is also called reishi mushroom. in China they call it Ling zhi. Being one of the most popular medicinal mushromms in China, Japan and soon the United States.

One of the biggest concerns to women today is breast cancer

More can be read about the polypore mushooms .

Because of their extensive use in traditional Asian medicines, and their potential in bioremediation, they are a very important genus economically.

What is Ganoderma, well another thing is that it can be differentiated from other polypores because they have a double walled basidiospore.

It is non-toxic and can be taken daily without producing any side effects.

When it is taken regularly, it can restore the body to its natural state, enabling all organs to function normally.









The ganoderma extract is in the Lingzhi 3 in 1 coffee and is the world's favorite ready to drink (just add hot water) coffee. Lingzhi 3 in 1 coffee


Lingzhi 3 in 1 coffee Reishi extract has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat arthritis and other forms of inflammation for over 2,000 years. A kind of patron saint of Chinese herbal medicine, Li Shi Zhen is widely known by historians and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine The Chinese call it “Ling Zhi.”

Reishi is by far the most searched medicinal mushroom on the Internet with over 200,000 searches per month.

And although it may not be the panacea (”cure-all”) that some hold it to be, the fact that modern research confirms it as an inflammation modulator may help explain why it has long been heralded as such in the Orient Reishi



Regarding anti-inflammatory properties in general, Ganoderma research out of India (2003) demonstrated that Reishi decreased inflammation in cases of acute or chronic edema by 56% and 60% respectively Regarding anti-inflammatory properties in general, a study out of India (2003) demonstrated that Reishi decreased inflammation in cases of acute or chronic edema by 56% and 60% respectively.

An earlier American study (1993) had already shown that, water extracts of G. pentaphyllum and G. lucidum were found to possess significant anti-inflammatory activity.

Ganoderma possesses potent anti-inflammatory qualities.






Other Names: Reishi, Reishi Mushroom, Ling chih, ling zhi, mushroom (reishi)

Reishi contains several constituents, including sterols, coumarin, mannitol, polysaccharides, and triterpenoids called ganoderic acids. Ganoderic acids seem to help lower blood pressure as well as decrease low density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglyceride levels. These specific triterpenoids also help to reduce blood platelets from sticking together—an important factor in lowering the risk for coronary artery disease.

The Chinese have always regarded the mushroom as having special properties. Mushrooms are regarded as "spirit medicine' because they are believed to nourish the shen, or spirit. As such, they are considered particularly important in vegetarian diets and regarded as a medicinal food that promotes longevity. Various medicinal mushrooms are used by the Chinese.

One of the oldest recorded botanical monograph has claimed that reishi mushroom made the body lighter, which may refer to its ability to reduce cholesterol and blood lipid levels. They also have immunbe potentiating properties.

Reishi has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 4,000 years. The Chinese name Ling zhi translates as the “herb of spiritual potency” and was highly prized as an elixir of immortality. Its traditional Chinese medicine indications include treatment of general fatigue and weakness, asthma, insomnia, and cough.

Reishi is recommended for:

• altitude sickness

• chemotherapy support

• fatigue

• hepatitis

• HIV support

• high blood pressure

• high triglycerides

While human research demonstrates some efficacy for the herb in treating altitude sickness and chronic hepatitis B, these uses still need to be confirmed.


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