Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) are also called lingzhi. As a fungus, it grows in hot and humid places in Asia. It contains phytochemicals and several other molecules of organic compounds that constitute the health benefits it has to offer. They can be consumed by eating them fresh, pulverizing them, obtaining their extracts or in the form of Reishi capsules.
Reishi mushrooms health benefits have strong potentials in impacting a human body with amazingly positive results. These health benefits are as follows.
Strengthens The Immune System
Reishi mushrooms can improve the performance of the white blood cells, hence, boost the immune system, since these cells ensure that the body stays immune to incoming attacks from diseases and infections.
Since these mushrooms can improve the activity of the white blood cells, they can act as a cancer-fighting agent and improve the quality of the lives of patients suffering from cancer. Particularly, according to research studies, reishi mushrooms have improved the health of breast cancer and prostate cancer patients – some are cancer survivors, as a result.
Reduces Depression, Fatigue, and Pain-Relief Properties
One research study reported that reishi mushrooms can treat and improve the health of certain people suffering from neurasthenia – a condition that is related to aches, dizziness, headaches, irritability, and pains. More so, these mushrooms have reduced their anxiety.
Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Inflammatory
Owing to the presence of some potent phytochemical substances in the composition of reishi mushrooms, they help to disannul the effects of oxidative reactions in some organs of the body. These anti-oxidant properties help to prevent body cells from damage or threats.
Also, inflammation associated with asthma, rheumatism, and in the eye/eyelids can be reduced in patients that have them.
Blood Sugar Regulation
There are some chemical substrates in reishi mushrooms that can act as supplements to body substances that regulate or control blood sugar – to bring it to the optimized level required. Indigenous reports suggest that some diabetic patients have recovered from the continuous usage of rishi mushroom extracts. Reishi resists insulin and cholesterol build up.
Improves Brain Performance and Combats Insomnia
Patients who have suffered from sleeplessness, headaches, dizziness and pain symptoms have responded positively to treatment from reishi extract. Also, some chemical substances present in the extract have stimulated some parts of the brain, for better brain performance.
All (the four) kinds of allergic responses have been relieved by extracts from reishi mushrooms, from research studies – since it has an anti-histamine effect.
Liver and Kidney Treatment
Animals have been used for research and the ones with moderate alcohol consumption had their livers treated or prevented against damage. It also showed malaria suppression effect.
Although this wonder herbal medicine has a ton of benefits, moderation is still advised. Consult your doctor first before taking it because allergic reaction towards this mushroom can happen.