Ling-zhi ( reichi)

Nature: Neutral and slightly warm; bitter; attributive to heart, liver, lungs and kidneys.


Ling-zhi / Ganoderma Lucidum

(ling chi / reichi) 靈芝


 

 

Nature: Neutral and slightly warm; bitter; attributive to heart, liver, lungs and kidneys.

 

Characteristics: Mushroom like fungi, huge in size, woody but light in weight. There are at least six varieties: red, purple, black, white, green and yellow. Red and black ling-chi are most common and purple is extremely rare. It is the supertonic herb, the "supreme protector" in Chinese herbal medicine. The health benefits are extremely broad. It is most famous for its anti-aging property and strengthening of the immune system. Most ling-chi are cultivated because the wild ones are extremely difficult to find.

 

Therapeutic effects: Tranquilize the mind; enrich vital energy and blood; regulate and strengthen immune system; treat hypertension and coronary heart disease; anti-aging; anti-stress; reverse leukopenia; relieve cough and dyspnea.

 

Ling zhi is the best of all superior herbs which acts on the whole body in both supplementing and enriching the weakened organs and complementing the good ones. There is no toxicity in ling zhi and can be used continuously to promote health.

Many modern studies have confirmed the following health benefits of ling-chi.

1.         Anti-tumor growth

2.         Strengthen liver and clear toxin

3.         Prevent stroke and coronary heart disease

4.         Prevent aging

5.         Prevent neurasthenia

6.         Lower high blood pressure

7.         Prevent diabetes

8.         Prevent flu

9.         Prevent allergy

10.       Benefit skin