Today, Reishi mushroom water and Reishi scented tea have become the “life-sustaining water” and “beauty tea” for more and more health-preserving people. Can Reishi mushroom water be drunk every day? How much is more appropriate to drink in a day?
As a top-grade medicine among traditional Chinese medicinal materials, Reishi mushroom is “mild-natured and non-toxic”. It is the only top-grade medicine among thousands of traditional Chinese medicines that can enter the five meridians.
Ganoderma lucidum contains polysaccharides, triterpenes, amino acids and various trace elements beneficial to the human body. Because “long-term consumption of Ganoderma lucidum helps relieve the body of its weight and extend the years of life”, Ganoderma lucidum is very suitable for long-term consumption.
Professor Zhibin Lin from Peking University Health Science Center once said in an interview, “Reishi products need to be taken in large doses for a long time to achieve better results.”
What is the correct way to poach Ganoderma lucidum slices?
1. Put 10~30g Ganoderma lucidum slices into the kettle.
2. Add water, cook until boiling, continue to cook for 15 minutes, pour it out and take Ganoderma water.
3. Ganoderma lucidum slices can be boiled many times with water until it is tasteless.
Ganoderma lucidum slices can also be stewed directly in a thermos cup for 40 minutes before drinking, which is easier and more convenient to operate. When cooking soup and stewing meat, you can add some Ganoderma sinense slices to cook together. The medicinal and edible Ganoderma that contains a light fungal fragrance is both nutritious and delicious.
In addition, in different solar terms, the combination of Ganoderma lucidum and different medicinal materials has different nutritional value for people with different physiques.
Ganoderma lucidum + honey + Goji berries can clear the liver, improve eyesight and relieve summer fatigue.
Ganoderma lucidum + dates can reinforce qi and nourish blood and skin.
Ganoderma lucidum + Kuding tea can balance blood pressure and blood lipids.
Ganoderma lucidum + honey can relieve cough and asthma, moisten the lungs and resolve phlegm.
Long-term consumption of Ganoderma lucidum can bring about the following changes.
First of all, poaching Ganoderma lucidum slices can release active substances such as Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides.
Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide is an important active ingredient of Ganoderma lucidum, which has the functions of immune regulation, anti-chemoradiotherapy damage, sedation and hypnosis, regulation of blood lipid, lowering blood sugar and inhibiting diabetic complications, anti-oxidation, scavenging free radicals, and anti-aging.
—Excerpt from Pharmacology and Clinical Practice of Ganoderma, Zhibin Lin and Baoxue Yang, Peking University Medical Press, p9~10
Therefore, long-term consumption of Ganoderma lucidum will bring the following benefits:
1. Sound sleep.
“Eating Ganoderma lucidum improves sleep” is the most intuitive feeling of most people after taking Ganoderma lucidum for a period of time.
It should be emphasized that Ganoderma lucidum is not a sleeping pill, so it is not as powerful as sleeping pills or sedatives, but Ganoderma lucidum can restore the good cycle among the neurology system, the endocrine system and the immune system, thus blocking the vicious cycle of neurasthenia and insomnia and improving sleeping.
2. Fewer colds.
The improvement of physical fitness is the result of many aspects of recuperation. The fact that the intake of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides can help reduce colds provides a theoretical basis for the health care of healthy or sub-healthy people.
In 2022, the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted by National Taiwan University, Taipei Hospital and other institutions proved that the supplementation of about 150 mg of Ganoderma lucidum β-glucan per day for 3 consecutive months (12 weeks) can comprehensively improve the immunity of healthy people aged 18-55.
The results of such clinical reports make us more sure of the significance of daily supplementation of Ganoderma lucidum to comprehensively improve immunity.
3. Stable blood pressure.
Long-term consumption of Ganoderma lucidum has great benefits for the homeostasis of blood pressure. Long-term use of Ganoderma lucidum has great benefits for homeostasis of blood pressure. Compendium of Materia Medica records that Ganoderma lucidum ”removes pathogenic factors congealing in the chest, benefits the heart qi”, which means that Ganoderma lucidum can enter the heart meridian and promote the circulation of qi and blood.
The regulation of blood pressure by Ganoderma lucidum is related to Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides and Ganoderma lucidum triterpenes. Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides can protect the endothelial cells of the blood vessel walls, enable them to function normally, and relax the blood vessels. Ganoderma lucidum triterpenes inhibit the activity of “angiotensin-converting enzyme”. This enzyme secreted by the kidneys constricts blood vessels and causes blood pressure to rise while Ganoderma lucidum can regulate its activity.
—Excerpt from chapter 4 of Healing with Ganoderma by Tingyao Wu, p119
4. Good complexion.
Han Music Bureau folk song “Long Ballad” describes the story of taking Ganoderma lucidum to make hair black, which illustrates the role of Ganoderma lucidum in prolonging life. Today’s pharmacological research on Ganoderma lucidum shows that long-term consumption of Ganoderma lucidum can improve sleep and immunity, which can indirectly affect body functions and facial appearance.
In addition, the anti-oxidation and free radical scavenging of Ganoderma lucidum are also related to delaying the aging of the face. The good complexion brought by comprehensive adjustment from the inside to the outside is the effect of long-term consumption of Ganoderma lucidum.
Good things need to be used well to be really effective. A healthy old age can only be expected with uninterrupted maintenance every day.