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Reishi Mushrooms


Other Names: Reishi Mushroom, Ganoderma, Ling Zhi, Fairy Herb, Ganoderma Lucidum
Traditional Usages: Food, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Asthma, Bronchitis, Candida, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, Reduce Blood Fat, As powder to enhance Immune Response - Aids, Alzheimer's Disease, Amnesia, Chest Pain (Cancer treatment, Japan)
Resources: China, Japan, Asia, East Asia, Europe, North America
Parts Used: Fruit, Mycelia, Spores
Herb Actions: Antitumour, antiviral, expectorant, antihistamine, antibacterial, anti-oxidant
Health Warning: There are lots of potential side-effects, be advised to seek advice from your medical doctor before using Reishi Mushrooms


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