Reishi mushroom benefits are embraced globally. Due to proven health benefits of reishi mushrooms, as antivirals and immunostimulants, they are used worldwide for everything from cancer to stress. If you're not fond of the mushroom's rubbery, slippery texture, extracts and powders are available.
Modern research is verifying the efficacy of herbs almost daily. Although, the most powerful validation of a specific herb's healing power are conclusions of other culture's practitioners over thousands, even millions of years.
For example, during sixteenth-century Ming Dynasty, archaic texts praised this marvelous Chinese medicinal mushroom in that it "mends the heart".
Author and pharmacognosist, (natural product pharmacist) Albert Leung, Ph.D., stated in Better Health with (Mostly) Chinese Herbs and Food that reishi is of considerable value in the prevention and treatment of arrhythmia.
Reishi improves blood flow to the heart and helps ease chest pain caused by angina.
Altitude Sickness Remedy
Are you aware that getting sick at high altitudes is due to the change in levels of oxygen, not the change of altitude? Or, the higher you climb, the less oxygen there is.
Dehydration is a contributing factor. When we reach high altitudes, fluids move out of the blood and into body tissues, causing blood to thicken. Thicker blood meddles with the body's distribution of valuable nutrients and oxygen. In addition to acute thirst, we get fatigued and headachy. It's important to ramp-up hydration and consider taking reishi.
Reishi mushroom benefits include their ability to increase our body's consumption of oxygen. Scientific studies report that reishi significantly reduced symptoms of Chinese workers in Tibet who climbed up to 15,000 feet, over a three-day span.
Enhanced Immune System
The immune system is not merely system; it is a concept, because a great deal of our body is linked to proper functioning of other systems. Over 2,000 years ago, Chinese doctors referred to the immune system as "defensive energy". Ancient herbalists termed reishi "the mushroom of immortality". In China, it is considered the most vital herb to promote a long lifespan.
It keeps outsiders out (infectious disease potential) by maintaining an ever vigilant watch to coordinate a search-and-destroy mission when invaders are sighted. Whole-body support, which effectively balances our immune system, is a one of the prime benefits of reishi mushrooms.
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