Saturday, 9 April 2011

Is Ganodarma Lucidum Kings of Herbs?

Ganoderma Lucidum is the "Miraculous King of Herbs" (Reported to be even more powerful than ginseng) The reishi mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum) is one of the most revered herbs in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, with a documented history of over 2000 years. Known as Ling Zhi in China, there are references to its use as far back as 100 B.C. where it was referred to as the 'Herb of Spiritual Potency' and the 'Ten-Thousand-Year Mushroom'.

Ganoderma Lucidum is one of the most highly regarded medicinal supplements and is probably the best choice when looking for a general health tonic to improve overall health and increase longevity. Modern clinical research about Ganoderma also supports many of the uses for this mushroom as described in traditional medicine. It is known to have cured various diseases including throat cancer. It benefits immune health, cardiovascular health, and liver function. Because of its superior oxygenation properties, Ganoderma Lucidum is also frequently used by mountain climbers to combat altitude sickness and is contained in many of the performance-enhancing herbal formulas used by Chinese athletes.

Its main function is to promote blood circulation and increase the metabolic activities of cells (detoxification) and also help the proper functioning of all internal organs (balance the body functions). Lingzhi can be taken daily, for long periods, without any adverse side effects. Long term use of Lingzhi can help normalize body function and empower the immune system to fight disease. 
              It is not merely a medicinal mushroom that heals diseases such as cancer, but is considered to be an adaptogen, that is it helps to regulate and mobilize all bodily functions. To achieve the highest ranking, an herbal medicine must satisfy the following conditions: It should be non toxic (have no side effects), its effects should not be limited to a specific part, or organ of the body. It should be able to normalize all of the body's functions.
Ganoderma may help to :

* Provide more energy & vigor less fatigue
* Rejuvenate and make you feel young and alert
* Detoxify the body & promote wellness
* Strengthen the body's immune system
* Reduce unhealthy cholesterol levels

Four Basic Principles in Ganotheraphy :

* Illness is caused by 2 sources; toxins in our body and disharmony in body functions.
* Ganoderma Lucidum does not cure illness but it can help balance up our body system and improve immunity against diseases such as cancer etc...
* Any reaction that takes place is caused by our body system and not by the intake of Ganoderma.
* The Dosage of Ganoderma taken is irrelevant to diseases.


What a great article on a topic that's so near and dear to our hearts. Thanks for sharing the closet-love!

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