According to RenegadeHealth.com, the Top Five Medicinal Mushrooms are:
1. Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
2. Mitake (Grifola frondosa)
3. Agarikon (Laricifomes officinalis)
4. Coliolus (Trametes versicolor)
5. Shitake (Lentinula edodes)
Medicinal mushrooms have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Ganderma species, called lingzhi in Mandarain and reishi in Japanese, may possess anti-cancer and immune boosting activity. They inhibit platelet aggregation and inhibit angiotensin; converting enzymes helpful in lowering blood pressure. They also help lower cholesterol and blood sugar.
Of course cooking with mushrooms is the easiest way to incorporate them into your lifestyle, and I also like to supplement with Kinoko to Go AHCC by Quality of Life. They’re these little packets that taste good and you can just add them to your water for an extra immunity boost!
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