Relationship of serological reactivity to cytoplasmic extracts from spores of Ganoderma applanatum and commercial extracts of indoor, mitosporic fungi, and farm animal allergens among Puerto Rican subjects
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Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Medicinal mushroom newly reported from Thailand helps reveal optimum growth conditions
(Pensoft Publishers) A species of globally recognised medicinal mushroom was recorded for the first time in Thailand. Commonly referred to as lingzhi, the fungus (Ganoderma tropicum) was collected from the base of a living tree in Chiang Rai Province, Northern Thailand. In their study, published in the open-access journal MycoKeys, the scientists also report the first assessment of the optimum conditions needed for the species to grow its mycelia and spread its colony. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Reishi mushrooms can reduce cholesterol, prevent cellular damage
(Natural News) Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) are red-varnished, kidney-shaped mushrooms popular in traditional Japanese and Chinese medicines. A recent study suggests that this type of mushroom can fight oxidative stress, lower cholesterol, and help prevent cancer. In the study, a team of researchers at Hunan Agricultural University in China looked at the effect of polysaccharides... (Source:
Source: - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polysaccharide extract from reishi mushrooms found to have hypolipidemic, antioxidant, and antiapoptotic properties
In this study, a team of researchers at Hunan Agricultural University in China looked at the effect of reishi mushroom polysaccharides on obesity. The... (Source:
Source: - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reishi mushroom show tremendous promise in strengthening the immune system
(Natural News) Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum), also known as lingzhi mushrooms, are commonly used in traditional medicine to address various health conditions. According to research data, the potent mushrooms can also be used to boost the immune system. Researchers believe that reishi mushrooms have powerful antiviral properties that can help strengthen the immune system. Consuming the... (Source:
Source: - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reishi mushroom and certain microalgae are great ways to enhance your immune system
(Natural News) Every day, you are exposed to free radicals which, if uncontrolled, can cause various diseases. According to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the combination of extracts from reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) and Chlorella vulgaris (CV) can be an effective weapon against free radicals and their harmful effects.... (Source:
Source: - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The combined extracts of the reishi and Egyptian chlorella vulgaris shown to have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
(Natural News) The reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) and Chlorella vulgaris are known as superfoods. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers sought to uncover the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and synergistic properties of the two. Aqueous extracts from reishi (GLE) and C. vulgaris (CVE) were collected for testing. These were examined for... (Source:
Source: - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate problem? Take 2 nuts
By age 60, you have a 50/50 chance of having a clinically enlarged prostate. And it only gets worse every year. When your prostate isn’t functioning properly, it’s hard to enjoy life. Traditional doctors give you two choices. Go under the knife or you take Big Pharma’s drugs. Either way, you have a good chance of ending up with your manhood on the line… If you have surgery, there’s a big risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good. The rate of impotence is a shocking 50 to 60% after prostate surgery.1 Big Pharma’s meds to shrink your prostate are no better. These sy...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Lingzhi mushrooms combat aging, disease and even cancer
(NaturalNews) The Lingzhi mushroom, also known as Ganoderma lucidum or Reishi, has been used for ages in traditional Asian medicine to treat a host of health conditions and promote longevity. Often referred to as the “king of mushrooms,” this edible medicinal fungus is well known to boost anti-inflammatory properties, immune function, liver health and mental... (Source:
Source: - December 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two cases of incidental Podostroma cornu-damae poisoning - Kim HN, Do HH, Seo JS, Kim HY.
Podostroma cornu-damae is a rare, deadly fungus. However, it can be easily mistaken for antler Ganoderma lucidum. In this case report, two patients made tea with the fungus and drank it over a 2-week period. Both patients presented with bicytopenia, and on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mushroom supplement could be one way to tackle obesity
Conclusion This study of Ganoderma lucidum in mice eating a high-fat diet found that it may help to reduce weight and fat gain, reduce inflammation and improve the levels of "good" gut bacteria in the gut. It also appeared to reduce the risk of insulin resistance. Ganoderma lucidum was not seen to have a significant effect for mice fed a normal diet. The results of this study suggest a possible use for the extract, but randomised controlled trials in humans are required to determine safety and effectiveness for preventing weight gain. The same is true for any other conditions that Ganoderma lucidum is curren...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Obesity Source Type: news

Could mushrooms be the cure for cancer?
Mushrooms are being hailed as a miracle cure for cancer. But can a shiitake stir-fry really work wonders?Behold the mighty mushroom. Neither plant nor animal, the mysterious fungus is a class, or kingdom, of its own, and has fascinated cultures around the world for centuries. But while they do make a tasty omelette filling, does the real magic of mushrooms lie not in their flavour, but in their potential to combat one of our biggest killers – cancer?The ancient Egyptians believed eating mushrooms brought long life. While their scientific method was perhaps not entirely sound, modern scientists investigating the medic...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 2, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Jenkin Tags: Nutrition The Guardian Health & wellbeing Food drink Society Features Cancer Life and style Science Source Type: news