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Reishi: health and longevity

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

Ganoderma lucidum is a species of macrofungi that grows on dead and deciuous trees. It is used to promote excellent health and longevity. The common name of this mushroom is Lingzhi or Reishi mushroom. G. lucidum is an important natural source of myco-compounds that are used to treat different diseases for numerous years. It has many bioactive components, including polysaccharides and triterpenes; thus; used in the treatment of cancer and the regulation of the human immune system.

Ganoderma lucidum was used in the pharmacological application, especially as antidiabetic, antihypertensive, antiviral, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, immune-moduilatory, and anticancer agent.

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