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Anticancer effect of triterpenes from Ganoderma lucidum in human prostate cancer cells

Qu, L., Li, S., Zhuo, Y., Chen, J., Qin, X., & Guo, G. (2017). Anticancer effect of triterpenes from Ganoderma lucidum in human prostate cancer cells. Oncology letters, 14(6), 7467–7472. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7153 Abstract Ganoderma lucidum, within the Polyporaceae family of Basidiomycota, is a popular traditional remedy medicine used in Asia to promote health and longevity. Compounds extracted from G. lucidum have revealed… Continue reading Anticancer effect of triterpenes from Ganoderma lucidum in human prostate cancer cells

The Pharmacological Rationales and Molecular Mechanisms of Ganoderma lucidum Polysaccharides for the Therapeutic Applications of Multiple Diseases

The Pharmacological Rationales and Molecular Mechanisms of Ganoderma lucidum Polysaccharides for the Therapeutic ApplicatiHua Luo (*Macau Centre for Research and Development in Chinese Medicine, State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Macau 999078, China), Dechao Tan (*Macau Centre for Research and Development in Chinese Medicine, State Key Laboratory… Continue reading The Pharmacological Rationales and Molecular Mechanisms of Ganoderma lucidum Polysaccharides for the Therapeutic Applications of Multiple Diseases

Antioxidant, antibacterial, antitumor, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and nevro-protective activity of Ganoderma lucidum: An overview

Cör Andrejč D, Knez Ž, Knez Marevci M. Antioxidant, antibacterial, antitumor, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and nevro-protective activity of Ganoderma lucidum: An overview. Front Pharmacol. 2022 Jul 22;13:934982. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2022.934982. PMID: 35935849; PMCID: PMC9353308. Abstract Ganoderma lucidum is a very medicinal mushroom that has been utilized in Oriental medicine for many years. It has a wide range of… Continue reading Antioxidant, antibacterial, antitumor, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and nevro-protective activity of Ganoderma lucidum: An overview

The medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum attenuates UV-induced skin carcinogenesis and immunosuppression

Shahid A, Huang M, Liu M, Shamim MA, Parsa C, et al. (2022) The medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum attenuates UV-induced skin carcinogenesis and immunosuppression. PLOS ONE 17(3): e0265615. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0265615 Abstract The medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum is traditionally used for treating multiple diseases, including cancer. This study examined skin cancer preventive activity of a commercial product containing spore and fruiting body in 30:8 ratio (GLSF). Extracts of… Continue reading The medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum attenuates UV-induced skin carcinogenesis and immunosuppression

Terminology

Adaptogens are substances that helps the body adapt to stressors. They restore balance to the body by activating or calming the physical, chemical, or biological processes that have been disrupted. They are non-toxic and generally safe for most of the population, even for long-term use. Beta-Glucans are soluble fibers that come from the cell walls… Continue reading Terminology

How does Reishi work?

Red reishi mushroom is one of the most extensively studied herbs in the world. Thanks to over four decades of research and hundreds of clinical studies, research shows that red reishi is an incredibly bioactive natural substance. Its therapeutic benefits are mainly attributed to its polysaccharide and triterpene compounds. Red reishi contains hundreds of polysaccharides… Continue reading How does Reishi work?

Benefits of Reishi

Red reishi is primarily composed of polysaccharides, triterpenoids, proteins, and amino acids. Researchers have identified that the water-soluble polysaccharides have anti-tumour, immune modulating, and blood pressure lowering effects. Another group of major active ingredients found in red reishi are triterpenes, and particularly, ganoderic acids. Preliminary studies indicate that ganoderic acids help alleviate common allergies by inhibiting histamine… Continue reading Benefits of Reishi

5 Reasons Why Reishi Mushrooms Are Great for Your Pets

Dogs and cats aren’t just pets, they are part of the family. If you’re anything like me, you’d do just about anything under the sun to make sure they are healthy and happy. Ever wonder if there are any supplements out there that can support your fur baby’s health and longevity? Great news! Medicinal mushrooms… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Reishi Mushrooms Are Great for Your Pets

Reishi Mushroom: Fruiting body vs Mycelium

Awareness of medicinal mushrooms that boost health is on the rise, and for good reason. Research has shown that these formidable fungi contain a host of active compounds that can fight infections, improve immune function, and even help to prevent cancer. However, not all mushrooms—or mushroom parts—are created equally. No doubt, as the most researched… Continue reading Reishi Mushroom: Fruiting body vs Mycelium