Reishi mushroom happens to be one of the favorite herbs of the world’s leading authority on nutrition, Mr. David “Avocado” Wolfe. But what is Reishi mushroom?
The reishi mushroom or commonly known as Ling Zhi in Chinese is a herbal mushroom. It has been used in Japan and China for over 2,00 years thus making it the oldest mushroom known to have been used as a medicine. It has been nature’s rarest and most beneficial herb and was reserved for emperors and royalties in ancient times. In the oldest and most famous medical text on Oriental herbal medicine the Shen Nung Ben Cao Jing, Reishi is ranked as number one herb ahead of ginseng.
Reishi mushroom is one of the greatest tonic herbs that is known to mankind. It possesses over 400 active biomolecules. It is a superior herb that can be taken for long durations without side effects. It has been consumed by the Chinese civilization as an anti-aging herb and for its other various health promoting and healing properties. Continuous use of the herbs helps to improve functioning of our whole body system, promoting blood circulation, up regulating the immune system, digestion, metabolism, bowel regularity, reducing fatigue, enhancing alertness and improving sleep. It is also a powerful immune modulator and a superb tonic for those who want to promote their health, age slowly and preserve their youthfulness.
Add to this there are already considerable studies made by Japan, China, USA and the UK for the past 30 years that have shown that the consumption of Reishi has been linked to the treatment of a wide range of diseases, common ailments and conditions. From asthma to zoster, the use of Reishi seems to be related to a multitude of body systems and organs.
Then apart from Reishi mushroom David Wolfe also likes Astragalus and he likes you to try it too. Astragalus is a native plant to Asia. The Chinese name of the herb is Huang Qi which means yellow leader. This is because of its yellow roots that is considered to be one of the most important herbs in traditional Chinese medicine.
In traditional China, astragalus has been used as a decoction where the roots are boiled in water and then removed. It is often combined with other medicinal herbs such as ginseng. Astragalus is known to treat night sweats, diarrhea and as an energy tonic that is taken daily at certain times of the year.
It is also good for immune function where astragalus increases the production of immune cells. It also has mild antiviral activity and help in the prevention of colds.
It is also used for various heart conditions. It has a diuretic effect which lowers blood pressure and cause the blood vessels to relax.
So,remember reishi mushroom and astragalus are the top herbs for leading nutritionist David Wolfe. Have a great day!