- Posted February 18, 2014 by
Scientists Discover the Magic behind the Reishi Mushroom
For thousands of years the Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) has been used to treat ailments of the body. It is known as a miracle cure worldwide and its popularity is ever growing. The Ganoderma is a mushroom that grows in China’s southern region. Primarily it is consumed for its many health benefits and used in Chinese medicine. All over China, many doctors prescribe Ganoderma extracts or instruct patients to drink tea made from boiling the mushroom. Ganoderma coffee is very popular in the United States and it is a combination of the Ganoderma extract mixed with ground coffee beans.
Even though the product is still in clinical trials for a various number of ailments such as cancer, people still consume Ganoderma since they have personally heard of people who have benefited or seen the results in themselves. One scientist at the Haizing Medical Institute of Beijing has stated that “This natural product will have a profound effect on the way we see natural health remedies”. Also he mentioned that the Ganoderma Lucidum is one of the only mushrooms to have its DNA sequenced.
He told us that he drinks Ganoderma coffee on a daily basis and feels that it gives him more energy. Out of the five thousand people sampled, 10% took Reishi (Ganoderma) daily. This was a surprising figure since the survey taken four years ago was only five percent. Some of the medical benefits include inhibiting cancer cells from growing, and detoxifying your body. In addition it is said to aid the functioning of the liver. Ganoderma is creating a buzz in the medical community and the more effort that is spent studying it, the more we can discover about its health benefits.