Ganoderma, a mushroom that can be associated with coffee, which few have heard of but, given the passion of many for coffee, many can become fans. Even those who prefer tea or other drink, may very well benefit from this mushroom consuming it in another way.
Ganoderma or reishi
In Japan this mushroom is known under the name reishi, in China as Ling Zhi and n and there are several species of ganoderma. What we focus on red, given his therapeutic properties and the benefits it brings to the human body.
Saprophyte, we can see it to emerge from the end of spring onwards until autumn, especially if we look for the circular shape of its hat near the fallen oak and chestnut trunks, which can even reach 15 cm in diameter. It is clear that the Ganoderma red is reddish, shiny when young and as it ages, more opaque, with a typically bitter taste and woody texture.
Rich in mineral salts (germanium, manganese, iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and magnesium) this mushroom also contains vitamins of group B and vitamin C, numerous amino acids, pantothenic acid, which is important for the functioning of the nervous system. L'Adenosineinstead, it is valuable because it calms the nerves.
With all the mushrooms more pleasant to eat and easy to get hold of, it's good to look out for Ganoderma because it increases longevity and is able to increase the resistance and adaptability of the human body to stress.
In addition to lowering blood pressure, it also has an anti-inflammatory effect, is good for the liver, skin and memory, fights fatigue, reduces blood cholesterol levels and can help in case of asthma or breathing problems in general. And even if we suffer from insomnia.
As mentioned, one of the most practical and frequent ways to take reishi is to associate it with a good coffee but we can also decide for the powder, the capsules, the tablets, or to dissolve it in tea It must be clear that it is not a drug but a sort of food supplement. For it to have its effect, better take it at the morning on an empty stomachor because the body will more easily absorb the active ingredients. The "top" is the combination with vitamin C: a nice orange or grapefruit juice, for example.
Those who are already used to this fungus already know that it is better to drink plenty of water so that the kidneys filter harmful substances from the body better. Once this is done, we can trust in the effects and benefits explain that they will appear within a couple of weeks: it depends on individual to individual.
Is very important deepen the ingredients and preparation of products based on reishi, among the best extracts there is the one in capsules which on Amazon costs 20 euros and guarantees us 120 quality capsules from Germany, also suitable for vegans.
Although there are still some who are not convinced, the Ganoderma lucidum it is officially considered non-toxic and we can consume it in time without fear of particular side effects. Of course it depends from person to person and this applies to many foods, in the case of this mushroom someone could have headache or abdominal bloating but only in the first days of intake, if instead we exaggerate with the quantities we expect nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Before taking the Ganoderma it is always better to hear the opinion of a doctor, even if it should not interact with drugs, both children and the elderly can safely take it, on the contrary it is not recommended for those who are pregnant, those who have undergone transplants and those who take anti-coagulants.
If you liked this article keep following me also on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest
Related articles that may interest you:
- Reishi mushroom
- Edible mushrooms
- Mycotherapy: healing medicinal mushrooms