Much is said about the health benefits of reishi mushrooms. Studies are ongoing into its immune system enhancing and possible cancer fighting effects. Why all the good news about reishi? They contain multiple active ingredients including: polysaccharides and triterpenes.
Polysaccharides are complex carbohydrates made up of chains of sugars. These sugars stabilize blood pressure and blood sugar, and have an effect on free radicals.
The Reishi or Lingzhi mushroom is well known for its immune boosting capabilities. In ancient China it was referred to as the mushroom of immortality and eaten exclusively by royalty due to it rarity. Medicinal use of Reishi dates back over 4000 years.
Reishi mushrooms are often taken for the below conditions:
- Cancer, especially leukemia
- As a preventative right before and during flu season
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Inflammatory conditions
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Radiation poisoning
- Candida infections
Use 1-2 tablespoons daily with food or beverage.