Source: Ganoderma lucidum
Latin Name :Garcinia gummi-gutta (L.) Roxb.
Extract part: fruit body
Active Ingredient :Polysaccharide
Identification measure :HPLC
Appearance: Fine brown yellow powder
Country of origin:P.R. China
For over 2000 years Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) have been recognized by Chinese medical professionals as a valuable remedy. Its Chinese name Lingzhi, means “spiritual potency”. Reishi mushrooms are regarded by the Chinese as the “Medicine of Kings”. Dr. Shi-Jean Lee, the most famous Chinese medical doctor of the Ming Dynasty, strongly endorsed the effectiveness of Reishi in his famous book, Ban Chao Gang Moo (“Great Pharmacopoeia”). He stated that the “long-term taking of Reishi (Lingzhi) will build a strong, healthy body and assure a long life.”
Scientists have isolated several chemicals in Reishi that have pharmacological (medicinal) effects on the body, amongst which are polysaccharides, which have been shown to help the body fight cancerous tumors and also stimulate the immune system to combat infections and viruses.
1 . As active ingredients of drugs for cardiovascular disease, immunity enhancer, anti-aging and all kinds of free radical-related diseases, it is widely used in the fields of pharmaceutical and health products;
2. As active ingredients of products for anti-aging, it is widely used in cosmetics industry