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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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Fred Reishis chairman of the financial services ERISA practice at law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
Shiitake mushrooms have been reported to have anti-tumour qualities and are regularly used in Japanese oncology treatments, while reishis have active anti-tumour polysaccharides.
Medicines and supplements based on Reishis are now widely available and have a good track record in boosting body defences.
Reishis can also work against herpes, while cordyceps are also used for increasing sexual potency and shiitake is a famed aphrodisiac.
Fred Reishis chair of the financial services ERISA practice at law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
Even as hemlocks are dying, Reishi mushrooms are busy colonizing them.
A particularly timely example of myco-forestry is cultivation of the Appalachian Reishi (Ganoderma tsugae), which grows on dead hemlock trees.
Dying hemlocks can be cut down, inoculated with reishi mycelium in May or June, and staked along the topographic contours of hills as retaining edges for paths or native medicinal plant beds, simultaneously decreasing erosion and runoff while building topsoil.
Ideally, reishi cultivation should be undertaken as part of an integrated forest garden.
Reishi mushrooms strengthen the immune system by increasing white blood cells and cells that fight tumors.
The Japanese government has formally listed reishi as a supplement to be used for people with cancer.
Janet Zand suggested I take a dropperful of an extract with cordyceps and reishi every hour for three days, to knock out my cough.