Reishi mushroom is native to Asia, but it is quite popular in the west as well. People of Japan and China have been using it for hundreds of years as a traditional medicine. It is a kind of panacea; a cure for many health conditions.
Just like growth, its therapeutic properties are rare as well. Regardless of the fact that it is rare, it is easy to classify a Reishi mushroom due to its appearance.
Reishi Mushroom Cannot Cure Cancer
Whether you call it Reishi, red mushroom, Lingzhi, or Ganoderma lucidum, this medicinal mushroom has been the topic of some restricted research to discover its potential benefits and to understand the bio-active ingredients existing in the mushroom.
It is not easy to identify which element of Reishi mushroom is actually having the healing impact; that is why, it is the big problem with understanding the organic ingredients. Due to the less exploration, the FDA has rejected the claim that Reishi mushrooms can cure cancer, but it is still a powerful medicine which might prevent cancer.
Note; there is a big difference in curing and preventing a medical condition. The most appropriate dosages are also not yet identified; so, you need to ask an herbalist about it.
Reishi Mushroom Can Prevent Disease
Hypothetically, the Reishi acts like a defense application to prevent disease and boost the immune system, and many studies support this claim. Cancer patients can take this mushroom to reduce the tumor, but the mushrooms cannot completely cure the illness.
However, people with weak or compromised immune system should take Reishi mushroom to be healthy and to battle with the diseases. It is proved that Reishi mushrooms can prevent the growth of the tumor. It is also considered helpful in managing nausea, especially nausea induced by chemotherapy.
How to Identify Reishi Mushrooms
This video helps with identification and benefits of Reishi Mushroom.
Reishi mushroom is a panacea, but it is also dangerous for a few people; people who take immune suppressant drugs, pregnant women, people who are undergoing organ transplants, and a few more.
Don’t worry though, you can use this mushroom after consulting with your physician or an herbalist. The only way to avoid negative reactions is to talk with a medical professional, as it could react differently to every individual.
You should also know that, till date, there are no cases of adverse reactions from Reishi mushroom registered. Drinking Reishi mushroom tea is the best way to get most of the benefits.
Learning to make Reishi mushroom tea would be helpful.