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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.



REISHI
(Ganoderma lucidum)
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A mushroom much used in Chinese and Oriental medicine.

MEDICINAL USES:
Considered a primary adaptogen.
Has been used for blood sugar regulation and immune support.
Has anti-cancer propertiesand the ability to oxygenate the blood efficiently.
Appears to support faster than normal liver regeneration.
Confers protection from free radicals and radiation.
Fosters a reduction in sensitivity to allergens.
Has sedative and anti-hypertensive effects.
Lowers cholesterol.
Strengthening to overall health when recovering from chronic illness, especially that associated with weakness.
Children respond more quickly to its use.
Has been used for severe allergy, adrenal weakness and immune weakness
Has been used as part of the Oriental diet.




©2000 by Ernestina Parziale, CH

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