1. 靜心安神 冶失眠
1. claim the nerves
Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi mushrooms) have been traditionally recommended by Chinese and Japanese herbalists for those suffering from insomnia.
Long-term use causes a significant promotion of slow wave sleep. Ganoderma Lucidum are prescribed in China for a number of psychiatric and neurological afflictions, including diseases involving the muscles, anorexia, and debility following lengthy illnesses.
In Japan, the dried "mycelium" of Ganoderma Lucidum the root-like body that produces mushrooms has been found to be highly effective in the treatment of neuroses caused by "environmental stress".
In addition, in an eight-month study of Alzheimer’s disease, patients taking a Reishi mycelium product demonstrated significant improvement.
In China, Ganoderma Lucidum is used for its muscle relaxing and analgesic (pain-inhibiting) effects. In one study, Reishi alleviated anxiety in 18 of 20 patients after four months’ use. It was concluded that the mushroom has an essentially "calmative function", but is neither a narcotic nor a hypnotic.
2. Immune System:
Ganoderma Lucidum contains high concentration of Organic Germanium, Polysaccharides and Triterpenes. These active components are proven to strengthen our immunity cells and improve our immune system.
For centuries, Ganoderma Lucidum has been known as a ardiotonic herb. It was prescribed routinely to those with a "knotted and tight chest" symptoms consistent with both stress and/or coronary artery disease-related angina. Researchers in China found that Reishi improved the bloodflow and lowered oxygen consumption in the heart muscle.
Similar results were also found by Japanese scientists.They found that Ganoderma Lucidum contains ganoderic acids (which belong to agroup of natural substances called "triterpenes" ) which lower high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and inhibit platelet aggregation (the clumping together of blood cells), which can lead to heart attacks and other circulation problems.
In a six-month clinical trial performed in a university hospital in Tokyo, nearly half (47.5%) of 53 hypertensive patients lowered their blood pressure by 10-19 mmHg, and 10% of the subjects dropped their pressures 20-29 mmHg (both systolic and diastolic readings) after taking Reishi extract.1 Similar results were observed in a Chinese clinical trial without any side-effects. .
Another large Ganoderma Lucidum study in China found that low density lipoprotein (LDL the harmful cholesterol) levels dropped in 68% of 90 patients following only one to four months of Ganoderma Lucidum use.
在東京一所大學醫院進行的為期6個月的臨床試驗中，53名高血壓患者中有近一半（47.5％）將血壓降低10-19 mmHg，10％的受試者降壓20-29 mmHg 收穫和舒張期讀數）。在中國臨床試驗中觀察到類似的結果，沒有任何副作用。。
Studies of Ganoderma Lucidum in cancer research ha ve been largely conducted in Japan, where Ganoderma Lucidum was scientifically proven to have an anti-tumor effect. This research has continued in Korea, Japan, and China.
An example of Ganoderma Lucidum's cancer-fighting potential occurred in the summer of 1986. A 39 -year old Japanese woman approached Dr. Fukumi Morishige, M.D., Ph.D, a renowned Japanese surgeon and a member of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, for help in treating her lung cancer. It was a complicated case, and she had been refused an operation by several hospitals. Hopeless, she returned home where she found her husband had collected Reishi in the forests. He boiled the mushroom and gave it to her to drink as a tea.
While this was going on, she begged Dr. Morishige to do something for her cancer, regardless of its very advanced stage. From what was evident six months earlier, Morishige was surprised when he found no increase in swelling. Then he looked at her X-rays. Something wasn’t right: her tumor showed as only a trace on the X-ray. When she told him she had been drinking Ganoderma tea, Morishige operated with great curiosity. He was "astonished" to find only scar tissue, and although cancerous cells remained, they were now benign.
That was the impetus for Dr. Morishige to begin his studies of Ganoderma Lucidum as a treatment for cancer especially cases given up as hopeless. Dr. Morishige now believes that Ganoderma Lucidum is also an effective cancer preventive. The active anti-cancer constituents in Ganoderma Lucidum are called Beta-D-glucan.
Beta-D-glucan is a polysaccharide basically a huge sugar molecule made up of many little sugar molecules chained together bound to amino acids. These intricate sugars stimulate or modulate the immune system by activating immune cells such as macrophage and helper T-cells, as well as increase the immunoglobin levels (immunoglobins are specific types of antibodies) to produce a heightened response to foreign cells, whether bacteria, viruses, or tumor cells.