Researchers at the University of Haifa; Israel, are using extract from the Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum; Lingzhi) to slow the progression of prostate cancer.
Reishi mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years for the general promotion of health and long life and for the treatment of specific diseases.
Now this research and other recent scientific studies have confirmed that Reishi mushroom (especially when combined with Green Tea) enhances the body’s immune functions and hold the potential for treatment and prevention of many types of cancer.
Chinese scientists have found that combining the active ingredients in the Reishi mushroom and Green Tea creates synergetic effects that inhibited the growth of tumors and delayed the time of death in mice with sarcomas.
Yan Zhang, a pharmacology researcher of Beijing, reported the results of two studies at the “Experimental Biology 2008” gathering (over 12000 biological and biomedical scientists attending) in San Diego on April 8. The presentation was part of the scientific program of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).
Reishi mushrooms have always been rare & difficult to find, but today Reishi, like Green Tea polyphenols, are manufactured as an extract. Yan Zhang and her colleagues examined commercial products sold as ReishiMax and Tegreen.