Ganoderma lucidum (Ganoderma) has been called as the “King of Herbs” and “Mushroom of Immortality”. It contains at least 150 antioxidants and 200 health-benefitting phytonutrients. The bioactive molecules identified to be present in Ganoderma include steroids, phenols, nucleotides and their derivatives, essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, glycoproteins, and polysaccharides. The major physiologically active constituents of Reishi mushroom are the terpenoids and glucans which are reported to increase resistance against tumor growth, reduce the likelihood of metastasis, boost immunity, and regulate metabolism. Ganoderma is a potent immune system regulator and has a promising potential as an agent against cancer. It also has effective blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol lowering properties. It has platelet aggregation inhibition, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activities as well. It has been used to reduce stress or fatigue and improve sleep.

Ganoderma

Other Names: 
Reishi mushroom, Lingzhi mushroom, Mannamtake
Other Traditional Medicinal Uses: 
    • Antioxidant
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Antihypertensive
    • Antihyperlipidemic
    • Antihypercholesterolemic
    • Antihyperlgycemic/Anti-diabetic
    • Hepatoprotective
    • Nephroprotective
    • Gastroprotective
    • Antibacterial
    • Antifungal
    • Antiviral
    • Antithrombotic
    • Immunobooster
    • Adaptogenic/Stress reducer
    • Anti-allergy
    • Anti-asthma
    • Anti-ulcer
    • Boosts stamina
    • Increases brain power and concentration
    • Supports cardiovascular health/improves blood circulation
    • Improves sleep quality
    • Anti-cancer/Anti-tumor
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