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Uses of Ganoderma lucidum

Ganoderma lucidum uses

In addition to ginseng, Ganoderma lucidum is a precious medicine from nature that is used to nourish the body and cure many diseases. Today, with Agri learn the uses of Ganoderma lucidum as well as how to choose to buy and use it effectively!

Information about Ganoderma lucidum

The scientific name of Ganoderma lucidum is Ganoderma lucidum, family Ganodermataceae. Ganoderma lucidum also has other names such as Fairy herb, Longevity Mushroom, Everlasting velvet.

Ganoderma lucidum is famous as a medicinal herb that has been used by humans since ancient times. There are many research works in the world that have identified the active ingredients and determined the pharmacological effects of Ganoderma such as germanium, ganoderic acid, ganodermic acid, oleic acid, ganodosteron, ganoderans, adenosine, beta-D- glucan.

Ganoderma lucidum uses
Pictures of Ganoderma lucidum in the wild

Especially in Ganoderma lucidum, the germanium content is 5-8 times higher than in ginseng. Possibly, therefore in Shen Nong manuscript Ganoderma lucidum is classified as a super premium product than ginseng. Vietnamese scientists found that Ganoderma lucidum contains 21 trace elements necessary for the body’s operation and metabolism.

Currently, there are 6 types of Ganoderma that are studied the most:

  • Green Reishi (also known as Thanh Chi or Long Chi)
  • Red Reishi (also known as Red Chi, Red Chi or Don Chi);
  • Golden Reishi (also known as Hoang Chi, Kimchi);
  • White Reishi (also known as Bach Chi or Ngoc Chi;
  • Black Reishi (also known as Black Chi or Huyen Chi);
  • Purple Lingzhi (also known as Tu Chi or Moc Chi).

In which, red reishi is the most powerful medicinal mushroom, widely used in the world, most commonly in North America, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China. This is a woody Ganoderma, young mushrooms are shiny red on the top and white on the underside, when mature, there are brown spores attached to the upper surface.

Ganoderma lucidum has been grown in large numbers in many countries around the world to meet the needs of use, including: Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam, …

Uses of Ganoderma lucidum

The benefits of Ganoderma lucidum for the human body are as follows:

Immune system: modulator (stimulation when the immune system is underactive and suppressive when the immune system is overactive) the immune system. Support the treatment of viral hepatitis (increase immune cell activity, help the body produce interferon; anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory (due to ganoderic acid); against free radicals, etc. Enhance the activity of the immune system, helping to resist viruses and bacteria.

Supports excretion and blood circulation: Helps stabilize blood sugar, reduce bad cholesterol, reduce Triglyceride, regulate blood pressure

For the nervous system: anti-stress mind-body, increase sleep quality,

For the digestive system: help improve digestion, fight chronic constipation, …

Support against cancer: thanks to substance polysaccharide beta 1,3D glucan is substance antioxidant beneficial in the treatment of cancer.

Anti-allergy: Thanks to the Ganoderic Acid, Ganoderma acts as an oxidizing agent to reduce toxic radicals in the body and resist the effects of irradiation. Ganoderma lucidum also works to help the body quickly eliminate toxins including heavy metals

Skin beauty: Ganoderma helps to remove foreign pigments on the skin, beautify the skin, make the skin rosy, fight skin diseases such as allergies, acne.

Prevention: preferably after adulthood, mushrooms can be used in tea form at a low dose of about 5-10g/day. When sick, any age can be used, the dosage depends on age, weight and type of disease.

How to use Ganoderma effectively

To promote health, support healing and beauty, there are many ways to use mushrooms, as follows:

Method 1: Use Lingzhi water to drink instead of water (the most common and effective way)

  • Step 1: Use 50g of Lingzhi in a kettle to cook with 1 liter of water, let it boil for about 2-3 minutes and then turn off the heat. Let it soak for 5 minutes and then continue to cook for about 30 minutes on low heat. Cook until the water dries up to about 0.8 liters, then we get the first water.
  • Step 2: After getting the first water, take out the ear of Ganoderma with scissors, cut it into small pieces (about 1cm) and then add water to cook like the first time (boil the second and third water). Pour the mixture of 2.4 liters of Lingzhi water after three times into the bottle and store in the refrigerator, use instead of water.
  • Step 3: After getting the third water, the dried mushroom residue can be used for the fourth time to cook bath water, which is good for skin and hair. Ganoderma has a bitter taste, so when cooking, you can add licorice or jujube to make it easier to drink.

Way 2: Drink tea form – Grind Ganoderma lucidum into powder. – Put Ganoderma powder in a cup with boiling water for 5 minutes and then drink all the residue. – This method can make users slightly uncomfortable because of its insolubility, but this is the best way to use it as recommended by scientists.

Method 3: Soak in wine Use 200g of dried Ganoderma lucidum, leave the ear whole or sliced, soak with 2 liters of wine (alcohol about 39 degrees), soak for 30 days, it can be used (Linh Chi wine soaked as long as possible). Should drink Linh Chi wine after dinner, drink 1 to 2 small glasses each time.

Method 4: Crush mushrooms and mix with honey to make a face mask. The mushroom residue, after cooking, can be boiled to make bath water for rosy skin.

Method 5: Combine mushrooms with some other herbs to cure diseases such as: hepatitis, bile (add Nhan Tran or Artichoke); cure allergies, cough (add marjoram, honeysuckle). To nourish the body: add Ginseng, Tam ventricular.

6 . way: Use Lingzhi water to cook soup or Cook Lingzhi soup as above, then use reishi water to cook soup, cook soup, this way helps us to get nutritious food for those who have just gotten sick and weak old people.

Note: Although Ganoderma lucidum has many great uses, it is necessary to consult a doctor when using it. Because depending on the condition of each person, whether or not to use Ganoderma lucidum and how to use it is reasonable.

When choosing to buy mushrooms, it is necessary to choose reputable places to ensure that the mushrooms are grown according to a safe and scientific process, especially the products that have been licensed by the Ministry of Health to be distributed, then the mushrooms have medicinal properties. maximum efficiency and achieve the desired effect.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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