Medicinal mushroom Ganoderma Lucidum, Red Reishi, Lingzhi

Medicinal mushroom Ganoderma Lucidum, Red Reishi, Lingzhi

July 25th, 2013 | Author: Master of Herbal Medicine, University of Sydney Australia. The lingzhi or reishi mushroom (Traditional Chinese; pinyin: língzhī; Japanese: reishi; literally: "supernatural mushroom") encompasses several fungal species of the genus Ganoderma, and most commonly refers to the closely related species, Ganoderma lucidum and Ganoderma tsugae. G. lucidum enjoys special veneration in East Asia, where it has been used as a medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 4,000 years, making it one of the oldest mushrooms known to have been used medicinally. Because of lingzhi's presumed health benefits and apparent absence of side-effects, it has attained a reputation...

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Medicinal Mushroom: Cordyceps Sinensis - Caterpillar Fungus - Cordycepin - TCM

Medicinal Mushroom: Cordyceps Sinensis - Caterpillar Fungus - Cordycepin - TCM

July 25th, 2013 | Author: Master of Herbal Medicine, University of Sydney Australia.   Australia Ch ABC - The Secret Garden (Tibet Cordycpes) - Watch full video, click "Play video" on the website.   Other Names: Caterpillar Fungus, Caterpillar Mushroom, Cs-4, Champignon Chenille, Chinese Caterpillar Fungus, Cordyceps sinensis, Dong Chong Xia Cao, Dong Chong Zia Cao, Hsia Ts'Ao Tung Ch'Ung, Ophiocordyceps sinensis, Tochukaso, Vegetable Caterpillar.   Cordyceps is a fungus (mushroom). It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine. As cordyceps must be grown in high altitudes, it is somewhat difficult to cultivate and can be expensive. Cordyceps is actually a...

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