The fungus Ganoderma lucidum (known as Reishi in Japan and Ling-Zhi in China) can be a natural solution to modern health problems, such as chronic degenerative diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, among others), the majority being the result of modern lifestyle and the environment. Our society today is facing a serious threat of pollution and its contaminants, which have entered our body through food and the environment to which we are exposed every day. Within the scientific literature published around the world, mainly in China, Korea, Japan and the United States, where it has shown its effectiveness in the treatment of a wide range of diseases and symptoms. Ganoderma lucidum is credited with having antitumor activity and immunomodulatory inmunoterapeuticas according to some studies in compound polysaccharides, terpenes and other isolated body of Ganoderma. The anti-tumor mechanisms is probably due to a combination of different factors: inhibition of angiogenesis (formation of arteries that nourish the tumor); induce and increase the natural destruction and spontaneous (apoptosis) of tumor cells. It has also been suggested that blocks and stops the migration of cancer cells, delaying the presence of metastasis. It is also considered a sillicone and anti hypertensive due to the presence of triterpenes.
Apart from these properties has found that it is anti inflammatory, antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal, antidiabetic, antihipotensivo and hepatoprotective. It has also been found to inhibit platelet aggregation, lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar in the blood. It is considered as a stabilizer of the blood pressure, antioxidant, analgesic, tonic for nerves, liver and kidneys. Is used for the prevention of bronchitis and cardiovascular treatment, high triglycerides, hypertension, hepatitis, allergies, as support in chemotherapy and therapies for immune deficiency syndrome, including for fatigue and altitude sickness. It is regarded as an adaptogenico, with the ability to neutralize and eliminate toxins in our body. Reduce free radicals, decreasing the aging.