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Jul 27, 2022


In summer, UV rays not only darken the skin but also accelerate skin aging.

Skincare and anti-aging are major projects for most women in summer. There is one more thing you should try besides physical protection.


Li Shizhen recorded in the Compendium of Materia Medica that Reishi can improve intelligence and complexion. Shennong Materia Medica also records that Reishi can benefit essence, strengthen bones and muscles and improve complexion.

So the ancients said that the body will be as white as jade if we kept taking Reishi for thirty days. It’s clear how important Reishi is for women to nourish their skin.

Reishi can strengthen the body’s resistance, supplement the body’s yang energy and improve physical fitness and complexion.

Air conditioning and cold drinks are indispensable in scorching summer. However, these necessities make it even worse for women who are already deficient in yang energy.

Huangdi Neijing, literally the Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor, proposes to boost yang energy in spring or summer, that is, to improve physical fitness by supplementing yang energy of the human body with warm-natured traditional Chinese medicine when yang energy reaches its peak during the day.

The most important role of Reishi is to support healthy energy, nourish vitality and replenish deficiency. Reishi can help boost the immune system and enhance the function of organs such as the heart, brain, liver, kidney and endocrine system in the body. Meanwhile, Reishi is neutral in nature and produces better effects if taken for a long time.

Sporoderm-broken Ganoderma lucidum spore powder

Ganoderma lucidum spore powder is a common health product nowadays. Taking one cup of Ganoderma lucidum spore powder per day will increase vitality gradually and improve constitutional weakness. The complexion will become better if physical fitness is improved.

Reishi delays skin aging by enhancing antioxidant capacity and reducing free radical damage.

As long as there is breathing, the body produces free radicals. Free radicals can be said to be the culprit of skin aging. At a young age, the body’s oxidative capacity and antioxidant capacity can maintain a balance. However, as you age, your cellular defenses weaken and free radicals gain the upper hand.

Reishi is a good helper in anti-oxidation and free radicals scavenging.


Some researchers made compound Reishi cream with Reishi water extract and L-cysteine and observed the therapeutic effect of this cream on melasma.

Experiments have confirmed that Reishi water extract and L-cysteine have antioxidant scavenging effects on free radicals. The latter can also inhibit the reaction of dopa and tyrosinase, reduce the activity of melanocyte enzymes, and play a role in freckle removal and skin whitening. The combination of the two shows the effects of removing pigmentation, inhibiting dermatitis and anti-aging.

[The above text is excerpted from Lingzhi From Mystery to Science written by Zhi-Bin Lin, 2008.5, Peking University Medical Press, pages 113 to 114]

At the same time, Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides can also reduce the production of MDA in normal keratinocytes. Keratinocytes are the main cells of the epidermis, and their aging is closely related to skin aging.

[The above text is partly excerpted from Lingzhi From Mystery to Science written by Zhi-Bin Lin, 2008.5, Peking University Medical Press, pages 89 to 93]

Reishi improves symptoms of menopause in women.

Menopause is a growth stage that women must go through. After menopause, women will encounter various physiological and psychological problems such as endocrine disorders, menstrual disorders, insomnia, aging, agitation, depression and irritability due to the decline of female hormones.

According to a clinical study conducted by the Affiliated Hospital of Wuhan University of Science and Technology, 90% of women with menopausal syndrome, after taking 60 ml of Reishi syrup every day for 15 days, have symptoms such as irritability, nervousness, emotional instability, insomnia, flushing and night sweats obviously reduced or completely eradicated. The effect of Reishi syrup is better than that of some commonly used traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions.

Some scholars have analyzed that because the nervous system, endocrine system and immune system are closely related and affect each other, Reishi is likely to indirectly stabilize the endocrine system through the regulation of the immune and nervous systems.

[The above content comes from P208 to P209 in Healing with Ganoderma written by Wu Tingyao.]

Recommended Reishi recipe for face beauty and anti-aging is as follows: 

Reishi Qionghua Liquor

Long-term drinking has the effects of tonifying and strengthening the body and anti-aging for the elderly and infirm.


Ingredients: 30 grams of organic Reishi slices of GanoHerb, mulberry and Goji berries, 15 grams of peony, 9 grams of cloves and 3 grams of royal jelly.

Directions: Seal and soak the above materials in 1000 grams of Baijiu (white liquor) for about half a year.

After unsealing, you may take 10 grams of this liquid, diluted with juice, one to two times per day.

Functions: Long-term drinking has the effects of tonifying and strengthening the body and anti-aging for the elderly and infirm.


Aging happens all the time. But it is never too late to eat Reishi at any age. As long as you choose the right Reishi and eat it as soon as possible, every day, and continuously, you will age healthily with good sight and hearing.