Ganoderma: The King of Herbs
Medical Principles of Ganoderma:
- Lowers cholesterol in the blood and the amount of free fat.
- Reduces blood sugar level; to restore pancreas functions.
- blood lipids and stabilizes red cell membrane.
- Due to Ganoderma containing Adenosine, it can lower platelet angulation, and lyses thrombi and prevent thrombogenesis.
- Improves the function of the cortex of the adrenal glands to maintain endocrine balance.
- Elevates the natural healing ability of the body, allows the body to establish a strong immune system.
- MPrevents senility, maintaining a youthful constitution.
- Lowers the side effects of antihypertensive drugs.
- Prevents organ degeneration.
- Prevents tissue cell degeneration.
- Prevents allergy caused by antigens, because it inhibits the histamine releasing mast cell.
- Prevents and treats cancer and inhibits cancer cell metastasis.
- Normalizes to prevent tissue degeneration.
- Prevents sudden death of cancer patients caused by embolism.
- Inhibits thrombogenesis and lyses thrombi on the wall of surrounding tissues and removes blockade of cancer medication, increases these drugs’ effectiveness.
- Relieves pain caused by cancer.
What is Ganoderma?
Ganoderma is an herb that has been in use for more than 2,000 years to alleviate a great number of health complaints and to promote overall well being. This powerful “super herb” is actually a species of red mushroomcalled Reishi in Japan and Ling Zhi in China. Once found growing only in the wild, Ganoderma is now often cultivated in special, organic growing conditions for commercial use. Ganoderma is commonly referred to as the King of Herbs due to its healthy properties and is believed to be the most alkaline of all foods. Having an alkaline PH balance in your body will help to fight off disease and ill health, so maintaining alkalinity will go a long way toward helping you achieve optimal wellness, including your mental health.
Signs of Depression:
Many people suffer from depression without being aware of it. Here is a short checklist of the symptoms of depression:
- Sadness throughout the day, nearly every day
- Loss of interest in or enjoyment of your favorite activities
- Excessive or inappropriate feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- Thoughts of death or suicide
- Change in appetite or weight
- Trouble concentrating
- Fatigue or lack of energy
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Feelings of restlessness or slowness in speech, thought, or action
Along with these symptoms of depression, you may experience associated symptoms of depression, including:
- Aches and pains
- Constant worry
- Dwelling on negative thoughts
- Constantly turning things over in your mind
If you experience some combination of these symptoms, you might consider giving Ganoderma a try before turning to prescription meds.
How Can Ganoderma Help Depression?
Ganoderma is a known adaptogen. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center an adaptogen is a substance that will help your body cope with stress, either physical or mental. Ganoderma may relieve fatigue and work to enhance the health of your your immune system. These immune stimulating properties have been shown to help people deal with the physical stress of illness. As for mental stress and good mental health, Ganoderma may work to improve and alleviate symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and depression.
A 2005 study with results published in Journal of Medicinal Food showed that Ganoderma is effective in alleviating symptoms of neurasthenia, which is a condition characterized by nervous exhaustion. The study found that Ganoderma significantly improved the study subjects sense of well being as well as reducing fatigue.
But there’s more! A 2009 study published in the Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal found that Ganoderma helps to protect the brain against neuron degeneration by reducing inflammatory damage. Ganoderma might be an effective and safe alternative to prescription drugs with debilitating side effects if you have symptoms of depression.
If you are having trouble with depression, why not look to Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet for Ganoderma, the King of Herbs? It might help!
The DXN Ganoderma farm is well recognized for its unique traits in the cultivation of its high quality Ganoderma.
These distinctions are the following:
- Suitable Climate – Warm and humid environment, with temperatures ranging from 26oC to 27oC.
- Clean Water – with pH maintained between 7.0 and 7.9.
- Fresh Air – the farms are located away from the populated and polluted areas to ensure that our products are free from toxins.
- Organic Cultivation – natural materials such as rice chaff and sawdust are used instead of fertiliser, insecticide and steroid. This method produces more than 200 kinds of primary and secondary elements such as enzyme, coenzyme, amino acid, vitamins, carbohydrate and other trace elements which help to improve the crop’s quality, quantity, growth and resistance to pests.
- Tissue Culture Method – one million pieces of Ganoderma are produced from a highest quality single mother plant.
- Suspension Arrangement Method – used to avoid the pervasion of unwanted ingredients into the Ganoderma, thus the growth and quality of Ganoderma are assured.
The DXN Linghzi farm occupies a 70 hectare property which is the largest Linghzi farm in Malaysia and the first Malaysian Linghzi farm to receive an MS ISO 14001:2004 certificationfrom Lloyd´s Register Quality Assurance since July 2000. This ensures that all activities for cultivating the Ganoderma are met with MS ISO 14001;2004 standards and comply with the legal requirements set forth by the department of the environment.
In November of 2007, the DXN Linghzi farm was accredited by the Malaysian Organic Scheme ( Skim Organik Malaysia) certification by the department of agriculture, peninsular Malaysia (Jabatan Pertanian Semenanjung Malaysia) which meets the Standards of MS 1529:2001 certified Organic Farm.
The DXN pharmaceutical factory occupies and area of over 34,000 Square Meters and is equipped with state of the art technologies for the processing of the Ganoderma. This factory if the first of its kind in Malaysia that has been granted the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) certification from the ministry of health and Aging Australia and is also accredited with MS ISO 9001:2000 certifications from the Lloyd’s Register of Quality assurance since September of 1999. It is also amongst the first companies to receive the GMP (Good Manufacturing practice) certification from the national Pharmaceutical control bureau and the ministry of health in Malaysia.
The two DXN coffee processing factories have a total manufacturing area of over 42,000 Square Meters which include modern facilities for the manufacturing of complete line of food and beverage ranges.
DXN’s newly established manufacturing facility which houses it’s cosmetic, Juice and Enzyme factories have all been accredited the GMP certificate from the national pharmaceutical control board and the ministry of health in 2007. The factory and its accumulated administrative offices have a total area of over 70,000 Square meters.
DXN Marketing is the first MLM company in the world to launch its “One World, One Market” concept which enables distributors from any country to directly sponsor new distributors either locally or internationally. DXN is also Malaysia’s leading MLM exporter.
Research and Development is DXN’s mission when it comes to securing the highest quality for all its products. The concentrated efforts of DXN in research and development have continuously led the company to manufacture products with highest international standard and as natural to its origin as possible.
On July 17, 2006, the Laboratory Department of DXN Holdings Bhd. has been accorded MS ISO/IEC 17025 Certificate of Accreditation for its technical competence, defined scope and operation of a laboratory quality management system.
Research and development also emphasizes DXN´s long term commitment of placing top priority on environmentally-friendly practices and human health in every stage of production.
Notes for Medicos and Professionals in the lines of Pharmaceuticals, Biochemistry / Life-Sciences and Bio-Researchers
Ganoderma lucidum (REISHI or LINGZHI) is a powerful herb which has many beneficial effects in our body. The therapeutic effects of Reishi are due to the powerful ingredients (more than 250). Reishi is being used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a powerful herb (drug) for more than 5000 years. Because of its powerful healing effects it has been called as King of Herbs and Herb of immortality.
Reishi is a basidiomycete, lamellaless fungus belonging to the family of polyporaceae . In nature, it grows in densely wooded forests of high humidity and dim lighting. It is rarely found and flourishes mainly on the dried trunks of plum, guercus serrata or pasonia trees. Out of 10,000 such trees perhaps 2 or 3 will have Reishi growth. Reishi has been recorded to have the most powerful healing effects in Chinese pharmacopeia written in first century B.C. Modern research has made possible to cultivate reishi since 1972 and it is made available to everyone now. A number of developed countries are now conducting sophisticated research in reishi to study its therapeutic effects.
The ingredients in Reishi are classified under 5 major groups:
- ORGANIC GERMANIUM
- GANODERIC ESSENCE
Some of the sub-fractions of the ingredients exert powerful biological effects in our body
- Ganodelan A,B,C – Hypoglycemic
- Ganoderic acids – ACE inhibiting effect-reduces BP, Anti-tumor effect & immune – stimulant Cholesterol synthesis inhibition
- Lanostan – Anti-allergic
- Cyclooctosulphur – Anti-allergic
- G-A Betaglucan – Anti-tumor
- Beta D glucan – Anti-inflammatory
- G-Z – Anti-tumor
- Lingzhi 8 – Anti-allergic& Anti-tumor effect
- Adenosine – Anti platelet effect &Vasodilator, Analgesic effect & muscle relaxant
- Uridine, Urasil – Anti-viral
- Ganomycin A&B – Antibiotic
Reishi has very powerful antioxidant effects. It is said that Reishi is 5 times more powerful than Ginseng. The powerful anti-oxidant effect is translated into health benefits. Anti-oxidants play a major role in the elimination of “free radicals” which are harmful to our body. Excessive free radicals production in our body can damage the cells lead to diseases like Heart attack, Arthritis ,Cancer etc. Reishi being a powerful anti-oxidant can act as anti-ageing. Reishi being a powerful antioxidant can be used to prevent these diseases.
Reishi has very powerful effects on the immune system and it is a powerful immune-modulator. It enhances the immunity by increasing the production of Interleukin 1&2 and Interferon. By this effect it can protect us ,especially children from very many infections.A group of chemicals known as Ganoderic acids and Polysacharides have immuno-regulating effects and this effect can help in Autoimmune disorders(eg: Rheumatoid arthritis).By enhancing our immunity Reishi can kill cancer cells and this is a very powerful effect which can be used in the management of cancer.Reishi has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. This effect can protect children from very many infections, especially in malnourished children.
Reishi has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This effect has been used in the teatment of inflammatory disorders to control pain and swelling(eg. Arthritis).Reishi is a natural pain killer with safety.Since we know that pain killers are toxic, Reishi can be used as effective safe pain killer.The anti-inflammatory effect has been proved to be beneficial in the treatment of inflammatory brain diseases like Alzheimers ,Parkinsonism and degenerative diseases of the brain.
Reishi contains Adenosine and Guanosin which have antiplatelet effect. This anti-platelet effect can prevent clotting of blood and reishi can be used for prevention of heart attack. Reishi has vasodilatory effects especially on the micro-circulation.This effect helps to increase the blood flow to various organs and tissues. Adequate blood flow is absolutely necessary for any organ function, especially in old age. Reishi by improving the blood flow can protect various organ functions.
Triterpines have been identified in Reishi which have ACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) inhibiting effects.Ganoderic acid fraction F has the highest effect .ACE Inhibiting effect reduces Blood Pressure and also helps the heart in improving the pumping function (cntraction).Reishi balances the Blood Pressure and helps to maintain normal BP.
LANOSTAN present Reishi has anti-allergic effect. Reishi stabilizes the mast cells which is a source of various chemical substances mediating allergy. Reishi is able to control and give excellent relief in various allergic disorders(skin, nasal, bronchial allergies).Many allergic disorders are caused by chemicals and toxins present in our food and atmosphere. Children are very sensitive to these substances and these allergens cause various allergic diseases in children.Reishi being an effective anti-allergic agent is able to give relief in these conditions and also detoxifies these chemicals which are responsible for allergic disorders.
Reishi has powerful anti-cancer effects. This was first discovered in Japan in 1977.The polysaccharide fraction has the highest anticancer effect. Reishi has been approved as a supplement drug to be used in cancer treatment in Japan. Reishi can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in cancer treatment. It can help to reduce pain and prevent metastasis. Even in terminal cases of cancer reishi can help to relive the pain and also give a sense of well being and improve quality of life. In psoriasis where there is rapid turnover of cells Reishi can be very effective. Many research papers are available in the literature which document the effect of Reishi in cancer treatment. In cancer treatment Ganoderma (Reishi-RG/GL) must be given in very high doses.
Reishi reduces blood sugar levels. Ganodelan A&B present in reishi act as hypoglycemic agents. It increases the production of insulin by the beta cells of the pancreas. The ACE-I effect causes insulin sensitizing effect and helps the available insulin to act better. This effect is very helpful in diabetic patients. Many of the vascular complications of diabetes can be prevented or postponed by consuming reishi.
Reishi reduces both cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the blood.
Reishi has many powerful effects on the brain. It regularizes sleep function.Reishi stimulates various brain functions-memory, alertness and has calming effect on the brain. This relieves the stress, which is the fundamental cause for various diseases.
Reishi can improve Spiritual potency and has been called as “Spiritual herb”. This effect can be helpful in various stress induced/related illnesses and Psycosomatic disorders. Chinese Buddhist monks have consumed Ganoderma for improving the spirituality.
Reishi improves digestion function and regularizes bowel movements.
Reishi normalizes various hormonal levels and this helps in infertility. Reishi is an excellent regulator of various body functions.
One of the major effect of Reishi is detoxification and helps liver and kidneys to eliminate toxins from our body. When toxins are removed our body health is protected and disease is cured. We consume various kinds of toxins in our food, air and water. We are exposed to atmospheric pollutants and consume toxins like pesticides and artificial manures and colouring agents in food. When these toxins accumulate in our body they lead to disease .Children are exposed to these toxins which have dangerous effects on their body and disease strikes them when they are young. Reishi by detoxifying these harmful chemicals, protects children and adults from various diseases.
Reishi is a powerful Adaptogen. Adaptogen is a substance which is non-toxic, non-specific and has overall normalizing effect on the body. Reishi is no.1 Adaptogen. Reishi normalizes various body functions and has no toxic effects. This Adaptogenic effect can be used to treat and prevent disorders /diseases, especially in old age.
DXN produces and markets high quality Ganoderma. DXN markets Reishi Gano (RG) and Ganocelium (GL). GL is produced from the Mycelium of Ganoderma after 20 days of growth. GL contains 4 times concentration of Polysaccharides and organic Germanium, which are important for children for development of brain and immune system. Hence GL is given separately.
- 1st Week 1 Pair (1 RG,1 GL) a day
- 2nd Week 2 Pairs(2RG,2GL) a day
- 3rd Week 4 Pairs(4 RG,4GL) a day
- 4th Week 6 Pairs(6RG,6GL) a day
Maintain this dosage- 6 pairs RG/GL a day for 6 months. Then the dosage may be reduced to a minimum maintenance dose of 3 pairs of RG/GL a day.
RG/GL can be taken as a single dose or in multiple doses.
Mega dosage is advised in severe and serious diseases like Cancer. A dosage of 15 to 30 pairs of RG/GL a day is recommended for the maximum effect. This high dosage must be continued for 6 months to 1 year.
For Healthy people it is sufficient to consume 1 to 2 pairs of RG/GL a day. Unhealthy people must take 3 to 6 pairs of RG/GL a day.
Reishi should be taken as a supplement to any other form of treatment. The medications prescribed by Doctor ( Physician) must be continued.
There are no serious side effects of consuming RG/GL.
Ailment reflection may be experienced while consuming RG/GL; but, this may not warrant stopping of consuming RG/GL. When it occurs the dosage of RG/GL may be reduced.
RG/GL can be consumed by all ‘Age-groups’. From the 1st day of an Infant onwards.
Ganoderma extract is mixed with Coffee, Tea and Cocoa and given as beverages. Consuming these beverages with Ganoderma gives a range of health benefits.
RG/GL is marketed as food supplement in all the countries including the USA.
In India it is marketed as Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine.
In Singapore, it is marketed under the license, as Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM).
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