02 November 2011

Ganoderma lucidum or also known as spiritual mushroom is a fungus that have medicinal properties, taste sweet and are well known in mainland China since 300 years ago, and is an ingredient of traditional Chinese medicine the highest usage.

In the Lingzhi contains beneficial compounds such as:
  • Adenosine: to wash the poison, as the solution and the compound balancer.
  • Triterpenoid: to restore a working system of the body, lowering cholesterol and stabilizing blood sugar and hormones.
  • Ganoderic acid: maintain the durability of the organs of the body of the routine work so that we will continue to stay young and energetic.
  • Polysaccharides: as material washing toxins in the body and strengthen the functions and organs work.
  • Lucidenic acid
  • Ganoderma acid
  • Ganodosterone oleic acid.
  • Germanium
 Ganoderma lucidum


Germanium (Ge) is a mineral that has widespread benefit in the form GeO contained in Lingzhi. GeO in Lingzhi has broad benefits to maintain and enhance the freshness of the body and increase metabolism, cleanse blood, improve and increase endurance, increase vitality and youthfulness.


Lingzhi is one of the plants that contain the highest GeO which is about 800 - 2000 ppm in the flesh and 6000 ppm in the mycelia or fiber, beat ginseng (GeO 250-320 ppm) and garlic (GeO 754 ppm).

GeO is very easy to react with hydrogen that plays a role in the binding of oxygen so that the oxygen stayed in the body 1.5 times more than usual so that it can be utilized both for the oxidation process so that food can be a component of life and facilitate the circulation of the blood vessels as well as maintaining and helping working heart to remain normal.

Lingzhi contains organic Germanium and polysaccharides that serves as a cure various diseases. The combination of two active ingredients are only encountered in Lingzhi. Organic Germanium is a chemical element that is soluble in water, has the properties of the neutral conductor, and easy to unite with electrons from other substances. Ge also includes sequi oxides (oxides form combinations) that allow heavy metals in the body bound and issued within 20 hours.

Lingzhi has been recognized able to treat a wide range of ailments from coughs to cancer, so the presence of Lingzhi is a breath of fresh air for people with diabetes, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and other diseases associated with blood.

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Nourishes the Heart and Calms the Shen(Spirit)
Restless shen: Ling Zhi (Ganoderma) nourishes the Heart and strengthens qi and blood to treat Heart and Spleen deficiencies that manifest in insomnia, forgetfulness, fatigue, listlessness and poor appetite.

2. Stops Coughing and Arrests Wheezing
Cough and asthma: Ling Zhi dispels phlegm, stops cough and arrests wheezing. Symptoms include coughing caused by cold, coughing with profuse sputum, accelerated respiration, chronic asthma and difficulty sleeping due to dyspnea.

3. Tonifies Qi and Nourishes Blood
Qi and blood deficiencies, weak digestion: Ling Zhi has traditionally been used to strengthen the body and tonify qi. It treats qi and blood deficiencies with weak digestion, poor appetite, listlessness, loose stools, fatigue, dizziness and soreness of the lower back.

DOSAGE
3 to 15 grams in decoction, 1.5 to 3 grams in powder.

PHARMACOLOGICAL EFFECTS
  • Antineoplastic: Ling Zhi has been shown to have antineoplastic activity due to its immune-enhancing properties. The specific effects of Ling Zhi include an increase in monocytes, macrophages and T-lymphocytes. In addition, there is also an increased production of cytokine, interleukin, tumor-necrosis-factor and interferon.
  • Cardiovascular: Ling Zhi has been shown to increase cardiac contractility, lower blood pressure, and increase resistance to hypoxia in the cardiac muscles.
  • Antibiotic: Ling Zhi has a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity, and inhibits the growth of E. coli, B. dysenteriae, Pseudomonas spp., pneumococci, streptococci (type A), staphylococci, and others.
  • Others: Ling Zhi exerts hepatoprotective, antidiabetic, antitussive, expectorant, sedative, analgesic, and antiasthmatic effects.

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