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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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Because of its irregular and sparse distribution in the wild state, and an increasing demand for Lingzhi as a traditional medicinal herb, attempts were made for artificial cultivation of this mushroom (Chang and Buswell, 2008).
G lucidum, commonly referred to as Lingzhi in China, is a fungus that has been widely used through the centuries for the general promotion of health and longevity in Asian countries.
The following year she led a 15-day advocacy tour programme to Lingzhi, Laya and Gasa in northwest Bhutan, accompanied by officials from the Ministries of Health and Education, delegates from the UNFPA and representatives from the press.
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GANODERMA LUCIDUM, also named Lingzhi or Reishi - Chinese language named - has been widely used all over the world.
A chilong is a type of Chinese dragon, usually depicted with a bifurcated tail and holding a lingzhi fungus in its mouth, symbolic of good health and longevity.
Previous studies have suggested that Lingzhi (Ganoderma lucidum) has antioxidant effects and possibly beneficial effects on blood pressure, plasma lipids and glucose, but these have not been confirmed in subjects with mild hypertension or hyperlipidaemia.
Describing the object's qualities in explicit detail, Ye and the villager determine that it is a type of lingzhi, a shelf fungus of the Ganoderma lucidum species, which according to legend has the rare ability to give immortality.
Lingzhi Sun is an associate professor of English to speakers of Chinese at Shanxi Agricultural University in the People's Republic of China.