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What is reishi mushroom?

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The reishi mushroom is also known as lingzhi. It’s been used for centuries, mainly in Asia, to fight infections. More recently, they have been used to treat pulmonary diseases and cancer. In Japan and China, reishi and other medicinal mushrooms have been part of standard cancer therapy for decades. Extensive clinical data show that the mushroom are safe to use alone or with chemotherapy.

SOURCES:

Akbar, R. , 2011. Bioinformation

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Reishi Mushroom."

Sanodiya, B. December 2009. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology,

National Cancer Institute: Medicinal Mushrooms (PDQ®): Health Professional Version. 

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

SOURCES:

Akbar, R. , 2011. Bioinformation

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Reishi Mushroom."

Sanodiya, B. December 2009. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology,

National Cancer Institute: Medicinal Mushrooms (PDQ®): Health Professional Version. 

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

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