Heart Problems

Doctor’s Experience about Ganoderma

 

Heart Problems Overview

 

Ganoderma and Heart Once thought to be the source of feelings of love and emotion, the heart is actually the powerhouse of the circulatory system. Rhythmic contractions of this muscular pump push blood along the blood vessels to all parts of the body, even to its far extremities, and back to the heart again. The beating heart ensures that every cell of the body has an uninterrupted supply of food, oxygen, and other essentials. So powerful is the heart that it can pump the body´s entire blood volume of 5 litres (8.8 pints) around the body once every minute. On average, it beats, or pumps, 70 times a minute when the body is at rest, yet can increase this rate if the body is active. Over a lifetime of 70 years, the heart beats some 2.5 billion times without tiring or stopping for a rest, thanks to the cardiac muscle and its walls.

Heart Problems: Unseen inside the chest, the heart is taken for granted until something goes wrong. A common cause of heart problems is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, which provide heart muscle with oxygen, a condition known as “Coronary Artery Disease”. Its main symptom is chest pain, noticed during stress or exercise when extra demands are put on the heart. The chances of developing this problem are increased by smoking, high blood pressure, high-fat diet, obesity, and inactivity.

Ganoderma lucidum or Reishi is a very powerful herb and it has been used for more than 5000 years for its medicinal effects. It has more than 200 active ingredients which makes it unique in its positive effect on health. The important effects on the heart are due to its triterpene compounds. The triterpenes give Reishi an adoptogenic quality, providing the person with protection from a wide range of biological, environmental, and social stresses. They have a kind of harmonizing effects on the body. These harmonizing effects are in the immune system as well as the circulatory system.

Anti-Oxidant effect: Reishi, being a powerful anti-oxidant helps to scavenge the free radicals which are injurious to cells. Consumption of Reishi can help in the prevention of heart diseases, especially heart attacks by its powerful antioxidant effects. It has been proved to reduce cholesterol levels.

Anti platelet effect: Reishi contains Adenosine which is a platelet inhibitor. This action is due to the activation of phospholipase. This anti platelet effect prevents clot formation, regularizes blood flow in the blood vessels, especially in the micro-circulation, thereby preventing heart attack. ACE inhibition-Lanostane triterpenes with ACE inhibiting effects have been identified in Ganoderma. Ganoderic acid F exhibited the highest effect. This effect lowers and normalizes the blood pressure and helps to reduce the load on the heart and improve pumping function, especially in a failing heart.

Vasodilator effect: Adenosine is a powerful vasodilator and it improves the blood supply and oxygen delivery to various organs. By improving the oxygen supply to the heart, Reishi is useful in preventing Coronary Artery disease and helps to overcome angina.
The ability of Reishi to calm the body and regulate its energy seems to be the key to its effect on blood pressure, the immune system, and ultimately how long that system will last.

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Ganoderma King of Herbs

GANODERMA (Reishi/Lingzhi) – King Of Herbs

Over two thousand years ago,

Emperors of the great Chinese dynasties and Japanese royalties drank teas and a concoction of Red Mushroom Ganoderma (Reishi/Lingzhi) – King of Herbs, for VITALITY – LONGEVITY – VIGOR – VIRILITY.

Ganoderma lucidium is still increasingly known for its Medicinal Properties associated with health and recuperation and is the scientific name of this medicinal Red Mushroom. GANO – the Greek word which means Bright Shining, and DERMA – the Greek word which means Skin

Other Names which are attributed to this Red Mushroom are REISHI – Japanese and LINGZHI – Chinese.

The early Chinese medical text speaks with genuine reverence about Lingzhi and its powers to heal. In ancient times, Reishi in medicine is so auspicious that its medical efficacy has been attested to in the oldest Chinese medical text (presumed to be over 2,000 years old). The book which is known in Japan as “Shinnoh Honsohko” is now accepted as being the original textbook of Oriental Medical Science.

Relatively rare and undiscovered in the west, Reishi and other mushrooms have been revered as Herbal Medicine for thousands of years in Japan and China.

Reishi is a Basidiomycete Lamellales Fungus: In nature, it grows in densely wooded mountains of high humidity and dim lighting. It is rarely found since it flourishes mainly on the dried trunks of dead plum, Guercus and Pasonis trees. Out of tens of thousands of such aged trees, perhaps there will be two or three Reishi growth, and therefore it is very scarce.

Mycologist – is the scientist who works in the study of mushroom. According to different mycologists, there are about thirty-eight thousand (38,000) kinds of species of mushrooms: 2,000 are edible, and 200 are of the Red Mushrooms.

The Red Mushroom is the most sought after in terms of studies and its continuing research and commercial production. The study of the medicinal value of Ganoderma has become a matter of great significance for many serious diseases including Malignant Tumours (Cancers). Ganoderma is the well-known modern type of Reishi/Lingzhi which is being cultivated.