Ganoderma is a well known medicinal mushroom with a number of benefits for natural health, although it is not a medicine or cure for any specific health problem like medicines but its a mushroom with natural medicinal properties.
Ganoderma is an alternative approach to health care and health cure which can be used along with treatment from modern health care professionals. Sometimes Ganoderma is also referred to as a Magical Mushroom, because many people accidentally discover its health benefits, which they least expected from it. Ganoderma isn’t totally based on some marketing gimmick but its a marketing gimmick based on some real health benefits that many people have realized themselves after its consumption.
Think and Act, Don’t be Mislead On Health Benefits and Natural Cures
One should not be mislead by any claims even what has been written here, try this natural alternative for some time, after understanding its basic and how it works, as some people often face discomfort during the first few days and often think that it not helping but causing more problem and therefore leave even without giving it a fair trial. One must also understand that this isn’t a medicine or cure for specific disease, its just a supplement and we cannot expect to treat everyone using a single supplement, there are many other natural alternatives and some people report improvement from one while others from many others, so don’t be mislead to believe anything.
Ganoderma is actually an ancient medicine of China (TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine) which has medicinal history of over 4000 years. It is a ancient traditional medicine which has many popular regional names like in China it is called Lingzhi while in Japan it is known as Reishi. Ganoderma Lucidum is its botanical name. Both Gano and derma are derived from Greek where Gano means shiny and Derma means skin. So, naturally ganoderma mushroom has a bright shiny appearance.
Ganoderma mushroom is a natural source of many useful bio-chemical which are studied and part of biochemistry. These bio-chemicals provide many health benefits to our body and mind without interfering with our body system. We are not going to discuss these biochemical found in ganoderma here because we are not discussing in a scientific journal but writing with a perspective of a common man who wants to known something about medicinal mushroom ganoderma lucidum and its common health benefits. Using ganoderma regularly can help to prevent many health problems that are quiet common today. Most of the health benefits provided by it are permanent and stay forever. In order to get lasting health benefits from this medicinal mushroom, we must also look at our lifestyle and make some changes, to make it natural and healthy along with improve some of our habits to suit our body system.
Today people often associate Ganoderma with specific disease or health conditions and how it can help others to recover or get well, they also discuss its active elements and there medicinal properties. I am not against all these things but must remember that ganoderma is also known as a health supplement from alternative health care system and these health supplements are not supposed to be taken only as some medicine for treatment. Quackwatch.org provides more information on these issues to protect a common man. A misinformed consumer of ganoderma based products has unrealistic expectations from it and when he/she is unable to get such results as per his expectations quickly in a time frame, they start ignoring every health benefits or change that is visible in there health and start under estimating its power.
Like other Medicinal Mushroom Ganoderma too is able to provide some health benefits, improve status of one’s health beyond common imagination (better then other medicinal mushrooms) but it definitely takes some time, because it is not a medicine for specific disease its a herb which can only help to regulate natural processes in the human body, when our body’s natural functions are regulated/improved to a certain level, we feel considerable improvement in our health and fitness.
How much benefit can this medicinal mushroom provide depends on many factors like our current health status, condition of the body, age factor, living conditions etc. So, each one of us cannot expect same results in a given time frame. Anyone can use it for some weeks and feel a slow lasting improvement in his health and fitness. Some healthbenefits provided by ganoderma mushroom have no know source or any specific symptom, but people often see improvement and thus call it a magical mushroom.
In any case personally one should only use natural health products like Ganoderma or ganoderma extract based products for preventive health maintainance, for those who have some health problem and have heard that it can be cured by using Ganoderma or other TCM as alternative therapy, then please remember to always follow instruction of a certified medical professional, take treatment under his/her guidance first.