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What is Reishi?

Information on Reishi
Red Reishi
(Ganoderma Lucidum - other names: Chi zhi, Hong ling zhi, Linh chi, Ling chih, Ling qi, Ling zhi, Ling zhi cao, Lucid ganoderma, Mannentake, Rokkaku reishi, Young ji, Zi zhi.), commonly known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, is a herbal mushroom known to have miraculous health benefits.

It has been used in Japan and China for over 2,000 years and thus making it the oldest mushroom known to have been used as medicine. Since ancient times, the Reishi mushroom was reserved for emperors and royalties. It has been revered as nature’s rarest and most beneficial herb. In the Superior category of Shen Nung Ben Cao Jing, the oldest and most famous medical text on Oriental herbal medicine, red Reishi is ranked as the number one herb, ahead of ginseng, because of its following qualities:

1. It is non-toxic and can be taken daily without producing any side effects.
2. When it is taken regularly, it can restore the body to its natural state, enabling all organs to function normally.
3. Immune modulator - regulates and fine tunes the immune system ...

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Reishi Information

The word "reishi" refers to the reishi mushroom, scientifically named Ganoderma lucidum. Common Chinese names for the reishi mushroom are ling chih, and ling zhi. Its medicinal value has been touted for thousands of years in East Asia. Recent scientific experiments and clinical trials on the benefits of reishi are proving the ancients to be true. Reishi mushroom powder, capsules, tincture and extract are available for purchase at health food stores ...

Reishi mushrooms have the "possible therapeutic potential as a dietary supplement for an alternative therapy for breast and prostate cancer," according to a study conducted by the Methodist Research Institute Cancer Research Laboratory and published in the medical journal "Integrative Cancer Therapies." The study showed reishi mushrooms "suppressed cell adhesion and cell migration of highly invasive breast and prostate cancer cells." ...

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Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)

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Red Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum): Miracle Superfood?

Red Reishi's ganodermic acids may help alleviate allergies. The mushroom is traditionally used to help asthma and skin conditions like rashes and psoriasis.
Red Reishi is good for people who are under stress. It is regarded as an adaptogen, which helps the body's defenses against a variety of assaults including environmental and biological ones. Red Reishi helps to improve physical strength and stamina and helps lower blood pressure.
In numerous scientific studies, it has been scientifically proven to treat a variety of human diseases including Lupus, HIV, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and cancers of the lung, prostate and blood. In numerous scientific studies Reishi has been shown to possess anti-tumor properties. Red Reishi also helps to alleviate the symptoms associated with the common allopathic cancer treatments of radiation and chemotherapy ...

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What is Reishi?

What is Reishi?
Reishi is a basidiomycete, lamellaless fungus belonging to the family of polyporaceae. In nature, it grows in densely wooded mountain of high humidity and dim lighting. It is rarely found since it flourishes mainly on the dried trunks of dead plum, guercus serrata or pasonia trees. Out of 10,000 such aged trees, perhaps 2 or 3 will have reishi growth, therefore it is very scarce indeed. The spores of reishi have such tough outer husks that germination is next to impossible and this accounts for its rarity. It was said that in the old days when one discovered reishi, it had to be kept a secret even from one's closest relative and there was big celebration upon fruitful return ...

Reishi's power in ancient china ...
Successful cultivation of reishi
Using reishi in the prevention of sickness
Reishi and its medicinal uses

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Hyperion Herbs Launches New Duanwood Reishi Extract

Health Benefits of Reishi Mushrooms
Reishi Mushrooms are composed of some complex carbohydrates that are known as polysaccharides, proteins, triterpeniods and also amino acids. Researchers have finally identified that these water soluble polysaccharides contained in Reishi Mushrooms are actually the active elements that has all the healing properties that these mushrooms impart.
A lot of studies have been conducted for identifying the benefits of Reishi Mushroom. Studies in china, Japan, USA and other parts of the world have proven that Reishi Mushrooms have been used for treatment for more than 30 years now, and it has been very effective in healing a wide range of common health ailments and complications. From stress and anxiety to asthma and zoster, Reishi Mushrooms are a treatment for multitude health problems ...

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Reishi Mushrooms Offer Help for Those with Rheumatoid Arthritis

One of the key measures of a long and well lived life is adaptability. A person`s ability to adapt to changing circumstances goes a long way toward predicting longevity. This involves the responsiveness and functionality of the immune system. A robust immune system capable of adjusting to ever-changing situations is a key factor in preventing the manifestation of a cold or cancer, or anything in between. One important aspect of immune function is its ability to self-regulate downward when needed so that it doesn`t become hyperactive and attack your own tissues, as in the case with Rheumatoid arthritis. Fortunately, nature has delivered an amazingly versatile herb in the Reishi mushroom with the proven capacity to deliver relief and even assist in reversing this condition ...

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Japan Reishi Association

The Japan Reishi Association is an international non-profit organization supported by industry leaders and government organizations. We are dedicated to helping maintain the highest standards of product quality and business practices in the Reishi industry worldwide by informing consumers about Japan Reishi health food products and manufacturer ...

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Red Reishi

is a very rare and precious Chinese medicine (herb). Since Immemorial time, only royalty had the privilege of consuming it ...

"RED REISHI" - there are no side effects, it cures lumps on the lungs, benefits the breath, increases wisdom while nurturing the body, cures forgetfulness, and when taken for a long time keeps the body light and youthful like a god translated from "Shinnoh Honzohkyo" ...

Cultivation of quality red reishi...
Cultivation method of nissan reishi
Japanese medical proof of reishi's miraculous power

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Reishi Mushrooms Red Whole (Ganoderma lucidum; Ling Zhi)

This is Starwest’s nitrogen-flushed double wall silverfoil pack. Used as a decoction, extract, tincture, food additive and supplement. Reishi is a traditional tonic used to nourish, tonify, and supplement the whole body as it removes toxins and disperses accumulation. It calms and nourishes the nervous system, strengthens the lungs, protects and stimulates the liver and helps the body adapt to stress. The reishi mushroom is classified botanically as a polypore, a group of hard, woody, bracket-like mushrooms that decompose wood. Because of this hard and woody nature, reishi is not eaten, but cut into pieces and made into a thick, boiled tea, a decoction. This traditional water decoction involves boiling reishi at low temperatures for 2-6 hours. The water soluble compounds are left in the decoction and the mushroom pieces are discarded ...

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Reishi Ganoderma: Miraculous King of Herbs

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Red Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum), commonly known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, is a herbal mushroom known to have miraculous health benefits. It has been used in Japan and China for over 2,000 years and thus making it the oldest mushroom known to have been used as medicine ...

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Reishi Mushroom Red Whole - Ganoderma lucidum

Ganoderma lucidum is the Latin name for these wonderful mushrooms that are used in Chinese medical herbal traditions. Ganoderma lucidum, like all mushrooms, is the fruit of a fungus. They can be found on top of the ground or growing on trees. The Reishi Mushroom has many common uses. It may help with hair loss, back pain, and stomach ache. Ganoderma lucidum may also help with stress relief and can be found in skin care products.

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Red Reishi Mandarin

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Red Reishi ...

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Complex Medicine (Zenkisei lgaku),
a System of Healing Heart, Brain and Body,
Based on the -Johon- (Highest Quality) as well as
-Chuhon- (Medium Quality Foods) Closer to the
Highest Quality Originated in Shinnohonzokyo
(Medical Herbs Pharmacopeia) Including
Staq-horunshaped Reishi (Ganoderma), etc.

In other words, a man should have a control so as to conform his daily dietary dietary life style to the methods of Nature, while adopting an (active dietary method) which actively ingest into body such a series of highly refined food < gohn> having a special quality, including Reishi (ganoderma) and others described in the Shinnohonzokyo (Shinno Herbal Pharmacopeia) having a special quality such as, likened to the heavens nursing and fostering all nature ....

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Effect of Reishi polysaccharides on human stem/progenitor cells.

The polysaccharide fraction of Ganoderma lucidum (F3) was found to benefit our health in many ways by influencing the activity of tissue stem/progenitor cells. In this study, F3 was found to promote the adipose tissue MSCs' aggregation and chondrosphere formation, with the increase of CAM (N-CAM, I-CAM) expressions and autokine (BMP-2, IL-11, and aggrecan) secretions, in an in vitro chondrogenesis assay. In a stem cell expansion culture, it possesses the thrombopoietin (TPO) and GM-CSF like functions to enhance the survival/renewal abilities of primitive hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSCs). F3 was found to promote the dendrite growth of blood mononuclear cells (MNCs) and the expression of cell adhesion molecules in the formation of immature dendritic cells (DC). On the other hand, F3 exhibited inhibitory effects on blood endothelial progenitor (EPC) colony formation, with concomitant reduction of cell surface endoglin (CD105) and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-3 (VEGFR-3) marker expressions, in the presence of angiogenic factors. A further cytokine array analysis revealed that F3 indeed inhibited the angiogenin synthesis and enhanced IL-1, MCP-1, MIP-1, RANTES, and GRO productions in the blood EPC derivation culture. Collectively, we have demonstrated that the polysaccharide fraction of G. lucidum F3 exhibits cytokine and chemokine like functions which are beneficial to human tissue stem/progenitor cells by modulating their CAM expressions and biological activities. These findings provide us a better the observation that F3 glycopolysaccharides indeed possesses anti-angiogenic and immune-modulating functions and promotes hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell homing for better human tissue protection, reducing disease progression and health.

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Studies show reishi mushrooms benefit people stricken with a variety of ailments, from high blood pressure to AIDS

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Hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the "mushroom of immortality" and the "medicine of kings," you'd expect reishi to offer you some pretty astounding health benefits, right? Your assumptions are correct. This prized fungus may be able to boost your immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease, calm your nerves and relieve both allergies and inflammation ...

Though there are six different types of reishi, all classified by color, herbalists generally call red reishi the most potent and medicinal variety, and thus it is the most commonly used form of reishi in North America, Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea. In the wild, the mushroom grows on deciduous trees in heavily forested areas of China and Japan, but it's now easily and widely cultivated commercially, so you don't have to venture into the forest to enjoy the benefits of what "Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook" author James Green calls a "remarkably beneficial fungus for the human body." ....

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Reishi (Reishi Gano 161) (Ganoderma lucidum) (Reishi mushrooms) Tea made from reishi mushrooms is the premiere tonic herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Reishi Gano 161 is a powerful preventative, liver tonic, and immune tonic. Reishi extracts can also prevent altitude sickness if continual daily use is started 10-14 days before experiencing the increased altitude.

In TCM an extract of the mushroom fruit body is used, never the mycelium. The modern clinical research has also confirmed that Reishi mushrooms, not the mycelium, must be used as the mushroom contains essential beneficial compounds that the Reishi mycelium is missing ...

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Studies on Bioactive Substances and Medicinal Effects of REISHI,
Ganoderma lucidum in Japan

1. Artificial Cultivation of REISHI
2. Pharmacologically Active Components in REISHI
3. Antitumor Substances in REISHI
4. Extracellular Polysaccharides of G. lucidum
5. Clinical Study and Immunomodulating Effects of G. lucidum Mushroom in AIDS and HIV Patients
5.1. In Vitro Immunimodulating Effects of REISHI Extracts
5.2. Clinical Study of Micrinized REISHI Mushroom in Thai HIV Patients

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Reishi Mushroom

Derived from the cap and stem of the mushroom, Reishi mushroom is used as an immune stimulant by patients with HIV or cancer. The active constituents are thought to include both beta-glucan polysaccharides and triterpenes. Extracts of Reishi can stimulate macrophages and alter the levels of TNF and interleukins. Reishi also inhibited platelet aggregation and improved lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men.
Studies done in rats have shown that Reishi extract may alleviate chemotherapy-induced nausea. In clinical studies, Reishi increased plasma antioxidant capacity and enhanced immune responses in advance-stage cancer patients. ...

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Mikei Red Reishi Essence

It benefits the life energy, or “qi” of the heart, repairing the chest area and benefiting those with a knotted and tight chest. Taken over a long period of time, agility of the body will not cease, and the years are lengthened to those of the Immortal Fairies ...

Species and Development
Among the six kinds of Reishi species that are known to benefit health, RED REISHI have demonstrated the most significant health-enhancing effects and are most widely used in the global health supplement market nowadays.
Research has shown that the health-enhancing properties of Reishi are strongest when the plant is mature, a state that is almost impossible to find in the wild due to the unstable environmental conditions that exist in the natural habitat of red Reishi plants ...

Red Reishi has the following health benefits:
Supports healthy blood circulation
Supports a healthy metabolic activity of human cells
Supports internal organ functions
Boosts natural immunity of the body
Provides an energy boost ...

Detoxification Symptoms From Taking Red Reishi
During the initial period of intake of Reishi, sensitive individuals may experience some detoxification symptoms such as dizziness, sore bones, irritated skin, or changes in bowel movements.
These are all normal signs of recovery and an indication that the medicinal effect of Reishi is functioning well. This is the body’s way of excreting accumulated toxic matters from modern day foods and vigorous actions of the body metabolism. ...

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Reishi: ancient medicine is modern hope

Western culture has often frowned on mushrooms, even fearing the small innocuous forest growth. The French prize their truffles, but even truffles and other edible fungi and mushrooms are not as highly valued or show as much potential as a species of mushrooms called Ling Zhi or Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum).

The late Hiroshi Hikino, recognized as the world's authority on the chemistry of Oriental medicinal plants, called Reishi one of "the most important elixirs in the Orient." ...

Reishi mushrooms are polypore mushrooms. Mushrooms are the fruiting body and reproductive structure of a higher order fungus organism, much like an apple is the fruit of an apple tree. The actual mushroom "tree" is a fine thread-like network called mycelium. This mycelium is for the most part subterranean, living in soil, logs and other organic litter ...

Chinese women take Reishi for beautification of the skin. The results are probably due to the mushroom's hormone-potentiating effects, Jones said.

Reishi is included in many Japanese patents for hair loss formulas, including products used for alopecia. Spore extract injections of Reishi are also being used to treat lupus in China.

The mycelium of Reishi contains high levels of polysaccharides, which have been shown in research to induce the production of interferon. Interferon is a protein produced inside cells to fight viral infection. Polysaccharides are also tumor fighters and help stimulate the immune system ...


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TOI Reishi Mushroom Extract

What is Reishi Mushroom?
Reishi mushroom (Ling Zhi) is a very rare and precious Chinese medicine (herb). Since immemorial time, only royalty had the privilege of consuming it. Reishi mushroom with its medical efficacy was attested to the ancient Chinese medical texts, known in Japan as "Shinnoh Honzohkyo" and the "Chinese Outline of Herbs" written by Li Sze Tsun of the Ming Dynasty. There are 365 kinds of medicine that are classified and explained in both texts ...

Red Reishi Mushroom
Cultivation of Quality Red Reishi Mushroom
Cultivation of TOI Red Reishi Mushroom
Recovery Symptoms
TOI Product Guarantee

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Reishi or Ling Chi of the Genus Ganoderma, Ganoderma lucidum (Wm. Curtis: Fries) Karsten

Family: Basidiomycetes
A bracket fungus with large stalked fan-shaped fruiting body, it grows on living or dead wood of deciduous trees. Ganoderma lucidum has been used medicinally for centuries. The Japanese refer to it as Reishi or Mannentake (10,000 Year Mushroom) while the Chinese or Koreans refer to it as Ling Chi, Ling Zhi (Mushroom of Immortality)

Reishi's use is documented in what is said to be the oldest Chinese medical text, which is more than 2,000 years old. This book contains information on about 400 medicines but lists the reishi as superior. Cultivation of reishi began in the 1980s ...

Benefits of Reishi
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