Ganoderma Lucidum longevity. When I first began reading research studies about these mushrooms, I was impressed - especially in the area of their contribution to longevity. Then I learned that these special mushrooms are more known as Reshi mushrooms and it all began to make sense. (Reshi is their common name, but the scientific name is Gandoderma Lucidum.)
These mushrooms have long been used in Asian countries, especially China and Japan, for promoting both health and longevity.
As global trade increased in recent decades, there has also been an increase in sharing knowledge in all fields -especially in that of health and human well being. (Many in the United States will remember President Nixon's trip to China and the opening to Traditional Chinese Medicine that trip provided.)
But it is not just China, other Asian and European cultures have a long tradition of non-pharmaceutical approaches to health and human well being. Even Native American healers have used herbs and plants for centuries. It is only in recent years that 'scientific medicine' in the United States has begun exploring healing substances from these traditions. And Ganoderma Lucidum longevity is one of those substances.
1. Journal: Aging and Disease published, "Emerging Roles of Ganoderma Lucidum in Anti-Aging" by Jue Wang,1,2 Bin Cao,1 Haiping Zhao,2,* and Juan Feng1. December 2017.
2. The book, Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition. authored by Sissi Wachtel-Galor, John Yuen, John A. Buswell, and Iris F. F. Benzie. Chapter 9 Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi or Reishi) A Medicinal Mushroom .
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