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 and usage of reishi with HIV, AIDS, cancer and more, with its active components most studied include the beta-glucan polysaccharides and the triterpenes.
Below are some of the statements and resources included in this video.
It is used as an immune stimulant by 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. Japan even approved reishi as a cancer drug. The beta glucans can apparently stimulate the body to combat tumors and bind to their cells.
In Japan at the Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University they found the triterpene, Ganoderic acid compounds were “found to be active as anti-HIV-1 agents.”
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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