Candida Fighting Power: The Reishi Mushroom, What Makes it Such a Powerhouse for Fighting Candida
A Three Treasure Formula
Even before the science of anatomy, the Daoists, who created the meridian system (over thousands of years of observation and study), determined that the reishi mushroom enters your heart, liver and lungs. Some say that it also enters your kidney meridian.
Reishi addresses your jing (life force) your qi (energy), and your shen (spirit). In Chinese medicine, this is known as a “three treasure” herb that harmonizes body, mind and spirit.
Tonic Herbalists love this herb so much because it nourishes your heart and calms your shen. For me, it has had a profound affect on how I interpret stress. My experience with reishi is that I am completely grounded and centered regardless of the stress in my life.
Although the Daoists didn’t have knowledge of the chemical constituents of herbs they were investigating, new science completely supports these ancient observations. We are now discovering, on a scientific level, that the reishi mushroom has healing effects on each organ system that the Daoists suggested. To me, this is remarkable.
- Q: What has science taught us about the reishi mushroom?
- A. In China, reishi is used in what is known as “Fu Jeng therapy.” Here, in the west we call this immunotherapy. Reishi is an adaptogenic herb that regulates your immune system.
A New Immunotherapy
- The polysaccharides (like beta glucans) in reishi increase the RNA and DNA in your bone marrow, where immune cells (such as lymphocytes are made.
- Reishi promotes Immunoglobulin G (a major class of antibodies that enhance your white cells’ ability to destroy the pathogenic invaders in your body).
- Reishi neutralizes toxins in your body.
- Reishi lengthens the memory of your T cells (cells that are taught to detect, mark and eliminate invading pathogens).
Understanding the Three Treasures, Heart, Lung and Liver Meridians
How Reishi Nourishes Your Heart
- Lowers your LDL (bad cholesterol)
- Increases blood flow through coronary artery (artery that feeds your heart muscle)
- Lowers blood pressure in a mild manner (inhibits angiotention converting enzyme ACE inhibitor)
- Prevents blood clotting
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