Thursday, July 26, 2007

for longevity!

Reishi at is also known as Ganoderma Lucidum yeah that is Reishi's scientific name. This herb is the fruiting body of a mushroom. It is produced commercially in China, Japan, and the United States. In Japan it grows in the wild mostly on plum trees, but most of the supply is cultivated.

Reishi has been a folk medicine thousand of years ago in China. It is very well known for it's calming, benefiting vital energy and even improving our skins complexion. Once available only to emperors, this important tonic was considered an elixir of life. It was traditionally used to treat hepatitis, hypertension, arthritis, nervous conditions, insomnia, lung disorders, and as a general tonic to lighten weight and increase longevity.

Reishi help enhance protein synthesis, a heart-toning alkaloid, as well as triterpene acids, which protect our liver, reduce hypertension, and inhibit cholesterol synthesis. Recent studies have confirmed that reishi is anti allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant, immunostimulant, and expectorant, and that it suppresses coughs and increases coronary blood flow. In the past two decades, Asian clinical studies have shown that reishi is effective in treating hepatitis, lowering cholesterol, and relieving bronchitis and asthma. It is also effective in relieving altitude sickness, as a calmative in anxiety and hypertension, and for reducing blood pressure. Reishi preparations are widely used in China and Japan and are increasingly well-known in the West.

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