Archive for January, 2011

Lion's Mane Mushrooms Ann Miller

Some Facts about Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Lion’s Mane Facts * This species has many names including the bearded tooth mushroom and the pom pom mushroom. It is sometimes called the hedgehog mushroom, although that name usually refers to a different species altogether, Hydnum repandum. * All species of Hericium are considered saprotrophs, meaning they feed on dead material. Hericium erinaceus is […]

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Introduction to Lion’s Mane

The term “lion’s mane” sounds like something you’d find roaming the plains of the Serengeti. Yet did you know it’s also the common name for an edible mushroom with promising medicinal properties? Lion’s mane, or Hericium erinaceus, is one of the more interesting looking types of mushrooms out there. In place of the traditional mushroom […]

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The King of the Herbs

History of Ganoderma (AKA. The “King of Herbs”) Ganoderma Lucidium (AKA Reishi Mushroom) has more than 5,000 years of history. Since the ancient period, it had been called the miraculous herb, precious herb, and an herb on behalf of life. It was and treated as a “panacea” tribute on behalf of emperors and later earned […]

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Ganoderma Lucidium

Studies on Bioactive Substances and Medical Effects of REISHI Reishi, the fruiting body of Mannentake, Ganoderma lucidum has been known in Japan, China, and other countries as a food and raw material for the development of drugs.  Recent studies have shown that that carcinostatic substance in Reishi is a polysaccharide, beta (1-3)- D – glucan. […]

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The Role of Reishi in Cancer Management.

The Role of Reishi Supplements in Cancer Management Ganoderma has been used as folk medicine since ancient times and it is a popular health food frequently promoted as a cancer cure. It is now well established from in vitro and animal studies that the polyshaccharide fraction of Ganoderma is largely responsible for its anti-tumor efficacy. […]

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