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Reishi

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This is nice slide show about the Reishi mushroom gifted to me by Miriah Mcdonald.

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Reishi

  1. 1. Ganodermalucidum(Reishi: Japan, Lingzhi: China, Youngzhi: Korea)<br />“The Mushroom of Immortality”<br />
  2. 2. What is Ganodermalucidum<br /> - A woody polypore with a long stalk, brown spores, and a fan-shaped cap with a shiny, varnish-coated appearance.<br /><ul><li>Grows at the base and stumps of deciduous trees (particularly maple)
  3. 3. Traditionally Japanese plum.
  4. 4. Only 2-3 out of 10,000 trees will haveReishi growth
  5. 5. Therefore its wild form rare.
  6. 6. Cultivated both indoors, under sterile conditions and outdoors on either logs or woodchip beds.</li></li></ul><li>Taxonomy<br />Kingdom: Fungi<br />Phylum: Basidiomycota<br />Class: Agaricomycetes<br />Order: Polyporales<br />Family: Ganodermataceae<br />Genus: Ganoderma<br />Species: G. lucidum<br />
  7. 7. Life Cycle <br />1. Spore to Cell Development (multiplication)<br />2. Hyphae to Mycelium<br />3. Primordia<br />4. Mature frutibody to sporulation<br />
  8. 8. Varieties<br />Akashiba ( red reishi )<br />Kuroshiba( black reishi )<br />Aoshiba( blue reishi)<br />Shiroshiba ( white reishi )<br />Kishiba( yellow reishi )<br />Murasakishiba( purple reishi )<br />
  9. 9. Active Compounds <br />1.Polysaccerides: reduce unwanted cholesterol level, neutralize fats, strengthen immune system and suppress cancerous cells<br />2. Organic germanium: helps to improve blood circulation, eliminate fatigue, enhance energy, strengthen immune system and discard toxins<br />3.Triterpenes:Lingzhi acid. It helps to improve gastro-intestines functions, for anti-allergy, anti-inflammation and anti-tumor.<br />4.Superoxide Dismutase: antioxidant, anti-free radicals and anti-ageing. It slows down the ageing of cells and promotes rejuvenation.<br />5.Adenosine Monophosphate (AMP): remove blood vessel blockage.Imporves condition of high blood pressure, stroke, heart vessel blockage and numbness.<br />
  10. 10. Minerals<br />Reishialso contains various beneficial minerals such as:<br />Potassium (K)<br />Magnesium (Mg)<br />Calcium (Ca)<br />Sodium (Na)<br />Manganese (Mn)<br />Ferum (Fe)<br />Zinc (Zn)<br />
  11. 11. Medicinal Properties<br />Anti-carcinogenic<br />Anti-viral<br />Anti-biotic<br />Anti-microbial<br />Anti-aging<br />Helps Prevent heart disease: Lowers cholesterol level in the blood<br />Improves the function of the cortex of the adrenal glands to maintain endocrine balance.<br />Radio protective<br />Eliminates free radicals <br />Inhibit platelet aggregation<br />Detoxifies heavy metals<br />Energy enhancing<br />Alleviates asthma<br />Electrical Charge Balancer<br />Helps in the treatment of skin diseases<br />Enhance digestive system<br /> Enhances immune system<br />Reduce blood sugar levels and assist pancreas function.<br />
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  13. 13. Our Version (PNW)<br />The Oregon Polypore (Ganodermaoregonense) grows on conifers in western United States, from California to Washington.  It is closely related toReishi(Ganodermalucidum).<br />Oregon Polypore (Ganodermaoregonense) differs from Reishi in that it prefers cooler temperatures (approximately 10° F less), is larger (up to 1 m wide), and grows on conifers (hemlock, fir, spruce).<br />
  14. 14. Web refrences<br />http://0-www.jstor.org.cals.evergreen.edu/stable/3807513?seq=11&Search=yes&term=lucidum&term=Ganoderma&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3D%2528Ganoderma%2Blucidum%2529%26gw%3Djtx%26acc%3Don%26prq%3D%2528Gaboderma%2Blucidum%2529%26hp%3D25%26wc%3Don&item=2&ttl=183&returnArticleService=showFullText&resultsServiceName=null<br />http://0-www.jstor.org.cals.evergreen.edu/stable/3761514?&Search=yes&term=lucidum&term=Ganoderma&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3D%2528Ganoderma%2Blucidum%2529%26gw%3Djtx%26acc%3Don%26prq%3D%2528Gaboderma%2Blucidum%2529%26hp%3D25%26wc%3Don&item=7&ttl=183&returnArticleService=showFullText<br />http://www.ganoderma-for-health.com/ganoderma-mushroom.html<br />http://www.ganoderma-for-health.com/ganoderma-components.html<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingzhi_mushroom<br />http://www.hbp.usm.my/1b/GT/ganoderma.htm<br />http://www.ganocoffeebrand.com/<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG5E6pW1swc&feature=related<br />
  15. 15. Photo Reference<br />http://www.kf-industry.com/en/Reishi.html<br />http://www.shroomery.org/8398/Preparing-spawn-bags<br />http://www.goldenoakmushrooms.com/main/page_mushroom_cultivation_mushroom_cultivation_growing_systems_general_info.html<br />http://www.hirota-reishi.com/about_red_reishi.htm<br />http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200608/01/eng20060801_288902.html<br />http://www.mycosource.com/reishi.htm<br />http://www.hbp.usm.my/1b/GT/ganoderma.htm<br />http://www.mycoessentials.com/photo_gallery/photo_gallery.htm<br />http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ganoderma.oregonense.dollinger.jpg<br />http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/DisplayBlock~bid~5944~gid~.asp<br />http://forums.mycotopia.net/photo-gallery-grow-logs/61802-ganoderma-lucidum-reishi-cultivation-log.html<br />

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