Dr. Andrew Weil states, “Reishi has been the subject of a surprising amount of scientific research in Asia and the West.”
This video shares some of the research surrounding HIV, AIDS, cancer and more, with Reishi’s active components most studied including the beta-glucan polysaccharides and the triterpenes.
Below are some of the statements and resources included in this video.
It is used to support the immune system patients with HIV according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Although the West is engaging in lots of research around Reishi and other medicinal mushrooms, the East has been doing so for many more years. The beta glucans can apparently stimulate the body which may change how cells reproduce.
In Japan at the Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University they found the triterpene, Ganoderic acid compounds assisted in health of people with HIV.
There’s lots more research where all that came from. Thus reishi is continuing to earn its reputation as a powerful helper for our immune system.
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Reishi mushrooms have been used for several centuries. The herbal medicine is known for its indispensable properties. Chinese believe that Reishi Mushrooms have magical and mysterious benefits that are yet to be discovered. Technically, these mushrooms are known as Ganoderma lucidum.
The Upper Hand!
The mushroom works as an immune system enhancer. The upper hand of Reishi mushrooms is proved by epidemiological evidence and theories. Human beings should consume at least two glasses of Reishi mushroom tea per day. This is a statement by Dr. Teow Sun of the MARA institute in Malaysia. After several clinical trials he’s convinced that Reishi helps enhance the body’s immunity.
Reishi mushrooms have inflammation-modulating properties.
Many people are afraid to undergo chemotherapy, as the treatment is painful and tiring. In such cases, patients who suffer from serious chemotherapy side effects can consume Reishi mushrooms. The mushroom is often very useful for soothing the harmful and painful side of chemotherapy. As a result, patients can complete their chemo-sessions more successfully. Chemotherapy causes common side effects like diarrhea and nausea and these side effects can may be mitigated by consuming Reishi mushrooms.
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Yang Liu says
On MSK cancer center URL it says “do not take Reishi when undergoing a chemotherapy” how to interpret that? Not to take it during the day of chemo or also not to take it during the 3 weeks break between 2 chemos?
My doctor told me it’s fine to take it a few days after the chemo.
Logan Christopher says
First of all, know that MSK is rampant with drug company conflicts of interested. Look up Dr. Jose Baselga as well as Harold Varmus as just two examples. You can read about them in #29-#31 here: https://healthsovereign.com/mmm
But let’s take the claim by itself. They mention it that reishi because of it’s antioxidants can interfere with the chemotherapy. Specifically they say, “In theory, reishi may make some chemotherapy drugs less effective.” I don’t know enough about chemotherapy to advise there.
I do remember my mother avoiding antioxidants when we had cancer and was being treated. I feel that is kind of ridiculous because be necessity it pretty much means not eating healthy.
Ultimately it is your call along with your doctor’s advice.
Edward McCarthy says
I’ve just had surgery to remove tumors in my bladder? Youngevity just sent me a liquid Good Herbs, kidney & bladder support that is extremely strong and I decided to wait and talk to my dr. next week. Any suggestions?
Logan Christopher says
Not familiar with that brand so can’t comment.
My father has recently been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Wanted to know if you think Reishi might help or if you have any other suggestions?
Doctors have put him on steriods. Which I believe is a big mistake for more than one reason. I believe that he needs to improve his immune system and reverse the scaring by natural means.
Thx any advise and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Have to say that I’m not a doctor. The medicinal mushrooms are great at supporting the immune system. Cordyceps specifically work on the Lung meridian in Chinese medicine so that may be a good one. But I don’t specifically know much about pulmonary fibrosis so I can’t offer more than that.