How Reishi Combats Ageing
I was reading an article By Emily Steiner, Want to look younger? How Reishi mushrooms combat ageing and was surprised by the health benefits from this funny looking fungus.
Emily noted in her article that, there is now a wealth of impressive data that demonstrates Reishi’s
- Life-extending properties
- It’s significant ability to stimulate brain neurones
- Search and destroy cancer cells
- Prevent the development of new fat cells in obese people.
Reishi mushrooms have been used for medicinal purposes for at least 2,000 years and were known as “the mushroom of immortality”.
Originally used in Asia, they were rare and expensive, but now due to new cultivation techniques they are easier to grow and therefore there has been more research into their properties and analysing their unique organic compounds and components.
Reishi mushrooms have helped such issues as –
- Autoimmune diseases
- Parkinson’s diseases
- Liver disease and more.
- The ability to slow the ageing process
- Detoxify the body
- Reduce blood pressure
- Eliminate inflammation
- Prevent cancer
- Boost energy
Although most mushrooms are usually eaten in order to enjoy the health benefits the Reishi mushrooms can be dried then soaked in water and the water drunk.
But the mushrooms are extremely bitter which makes them unpleasant to drink and for this reason, they have been formulated into supplements which are easy to find in health food stores and online.
As a Holistic therapist, I am always keen to offer new ideas and advice to my clients to keep them looking and feeling healthy and younger, inside and out, this is definitely worth looking at.
As with all natural products and supplements, there is always the possibility of side effects. It is, therefore, important to check with your GP or practitioner before taking supplements if you are on medication.