lingzhi

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lingzhi

A Chinese mushroom that has been used in various forms of alternative healthcare.
 
Alternative oncology
Lingzhi is reported to modulate the immune system through a protein, LZ-8, which is believed to have antitumour, immunomodulatory and immunotherapeutic activity, possibly by inhibiting angiogenesis and cell migration and by driving apoptosis.
 
Chinese medicine
Lingzhi has been used for allergies, asthma, insomnia, nervousness, ulcers, tumours, vertigo and to stimulate the circulation and immune system, and may be of use in AIDS and cancer. Some data suggest that it may have antibacterial, antiviral and antihypertensive activity.
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Ganoderma lucidum is a medicinal mushroom and used in traditional Chinese medicine, with a very broad spectrum of biological activities and pharmacological functions (Potts et al.).
Regulation on maturation and function of dendritic cells by Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides.
Triterpenes from Ganoderma lucidum induce autophagy in colon cancer through the inhibition of p38 mitogenactivated kinase (p38 MAPK).
The company has introduced the Ganoderma Lucidum Extract, which is extracted from the fruiting part of Reishi mushroom.
Regarding to the pH of the liquid extracts, it was verified that with the Ganoderma lucidum strains the pH was slightly higher than that observed in the assays conducted with T.
The current study clearly indicates that the aqueous extracts and phenolic rich fractions prepared from Ganoderma lucidum fruiting body and mycelia displayed appreciable antioxidant and free-radical scavenging effects, as proven by various assays.
Based on whole genomes sequencing, enzymes engaged in carbohydrate metabolism and key enzymes for secondary metabolite biosynthesis were analyzed in Ganoderma lucidum and Lignosus rhinocerotis [9-11].
So far, more than 200 species of Ganoderma have been found in the world, and Ganoderma lucidum (Leyss.
Ganoderma lucidum, which is also called lingzhi in Chinese and reishi in Japanese, is a well-known traditional Chinese medicinal mushroom.
The active compounds that are extracted with ethanol in both methods consist of a phenyl group, which is not found in the aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Ganoderma lucidum. The active compounds of G.