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Among many types of mushroom, only Ganoderma mushroom was highly praised for more than 2000 years. What makes it stands out from the other fungi? What are the beneficial active components found in Ganoderma that make it so precious?
Ganoderma mushroom is from the Mycetes kingdom. These are generally short and tiny fungi unable to produce their own nutrient through photosynthesis like green plants.
They can either Earth breed or lead a parasitic life by surviving on nutrients of other plants and animals.
Within the Mycetes kingdom, Basidiomycetes such as Ganoderma Lucidum and mushroom are the superior grade. Many are edible and have excellent healing properties. These fungi naturally become the more precious medicinal herb in the Basidiomycetes kingdom.
Mushroom healing properties
Generally, mushrooms family can improve your immune system by activating Macrophage and Natural Killer (NK) immunity cells. Macrophage is your important first line defence against virus, bacteria and foreign substances. NK cells are responsible to kill cancer cells in your body.
Some can even improve allergic conditions such as skin allergy, nose allergy and asthma. The more popular beneficial mushrooms are:
- Shitake (Lentinus edodes)
- Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
- Golden needle mushroom (Flammulina velutipes)
- Agaricus Blazei (Agaricus blazei murrill)
- Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)
All these fungi helps to prevent high blood pressure, diabetes, hardening of blood vessel and even cancer. But of all the fungi, Ganoderma Lucidum significantly stands out for its high medicinal values.
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The unique Ganoderma mushroom
Ganoderma Lucidum is the only fungus with an unusual combination of beneficial components such as:
- Organic Germanium
- Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
Other mushroom family may contain one or the other active components. However, Ganoderma mushroom contains all of those in significant concentration. So what are the healing effects of those substances in your body?
Modern researches on Ganoderma Lucidum successfully extracted each components to test its healing effects. Scientists found that these active components can:
- enhance immune system and improve cancer
- neutralize toxics in the body
- reduce free radicals to slow down aging
- remove circulation blockage
In fact, these health benefits were recorded in ancient China medical text more than 2000 years ago. This herb is grouped into 6 main categories. And the Red Reishi, or Ganoderma Lucidum is currently the most popular because of its high medicinal values.