‘Red reishi is known to activate the reticulo-endothelial system which builds white corpuscles within the body to strengthen the immune system improving its ability to combat diseases such as cancer.’
Red reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)
Red reishi has the ability to cure nearly any illness. Everyone and anyone at any given age can benefit from this super mushroom; it can strengthen the whole body. It has been used in China as a therapeutic adjunct to chemotherapy for its restorative impact on the immune system, as well as its ability to reduce side effects associated with chemotherapy and radiation treatments. In recent years it is becoming more accepted in western medicine as a complementary pharmacological aid in the treatment of cancer and other diseases.
This medicinal mushroom is 100% legal and you can buy relatively potent capsules from online stores for less than £5. It is the ‘miraculous king of herbs’ and has the same health benefits as prescribed medication but without the dreaded side effects. The first account of this mushroom and its health benefits was recorded in the 1st century BC and has been named ‘Gods herb’ for over 2000 years. Because of its rarity, it was only used by royalty and very wealthy individuals until the late 20th century.
In one study of 365 plants, it was categorized as being a superior herb and has more health benefits and fewer side effects if taken over a long period of time. In this study red reishi was found to be the number one medicinal herb with amazing results. I’m currently doing some extensive research into this mushroom for my new book ‘ancient herbs and medicines’ and once again, I am blown away from the findings. I have already written a lot about this in my last book ‘Wonderland’ but I focused most of my research on the mushrooms polysaccharides, now new evidence is coming to light about the triterpenoids, extracted from the Ganoderma spores and these are showing to have even greater health benefits. One study found that ‘triterpenoids isolated from Ganoderma spores shown significant anti-HIV-1 pro-tease, anti-tumor and anti-complement activities. They are the main active constituents of Ganoderma spores and show various bio activity for its medicinal use.’
Scientific research done on rats found that the majority lived 25% longer and one study showed that rats with a similar disease to Alzheimer’s reversed abnormalities in the animals. In conclusion, this mushroom may protect hippo-campus from oxidative impairment and energy metabolism disturbance. This may also provide useful information for future research on the pathogenesis and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Numerous studies have proven to tame allergies, high blood pressure, heart disease and to help fight inflammation. It strengthens the immune system, gives you a lot of energy and helps you to focus that energy. The potential is really limitless. Taking reishi can improve all internal organs and has been shown to work extremely well to improve almost all gastric conditions such as stomach and intestinal pain and constipation as well as their symptoms.
I could write all day about my experiences on this mushroom but I will document that all in the book. But, what I can say is after a lagging, dull feeling all week, last night I took two red reishi capsules and within five minutes I found myself researching and writing this article in its entirety. I have been using this mushroom for three years and since my first time, I have changed my whole life around. From being homeless for two and a half years to being a self-published author, all from the help of red reishi. I beg you all to do some of your own research into ‘Gods herb’ – Red reishi mushroom – Ganoderma lucidum .
More information can be found in the book ‘Wonderland by Russell Strand’ Available on Amazon or from our website @ www.wonderlandbyrussellstrand.com/about