Herbal Medicine — Reishi Mushroom and Vitality in a Fungus form

Quick, which Chinese herb can be found near the forest’s surface in decaying wood? In Chinese herbal medicine nomenclature, the reishi (or Ling Zhi) mushroom is my subject. The magic medicinal power of the reishi mushrooms has long been known. How do Ling Zhi’s western and eastern traits compare? Visit soulpsybin before reading this.

This fungus is a special one in Chinese medicine. It travels to five Yin bodies. Its sweetness and warmth make it a soothing and warming medicinal that feeds the heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, and lungs. The primary functions of the reishi are to soothe the mind and nourish the heart. It can also be used to treat insomnia. Reishi mushrooms also have cardiovascular functions that lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

Western research has shown that the special mushroom’s properties may have a significant effect on the immune system’s T- and NK cell populations. These cells are vital for HIV/AIDS patients and cancer patients. Ling Zhi is also used by many to boost their immune system when they get a cold. A potential cardiovascular benefit may include the ability to lower bloodpressure by opening up arteries leading to the heart and increasing blood circulation. The production of cholesterol is controlled by the liver. Reishi mushroom extracts might be able to reduce cholesterol levels. These incredible properties are why Ling Zhi is considered the king in longevity and immune system enhancement.