Ganoderma Mushroom

What Is Ganoderma And What Are Its Uses?

Ganoderma is getting very popular. It is showing up in some health food snacks. This is why I have added it to this site as a healthy snack. You will also find ganoderma mushrooms added to some coffee blends. There are about 10 coffee companies that have added this popular mushroom. Expect to see a lot more of this in the future.

Ganoderma is a genus of polypore mushroom which grows on woods. its Commonly referred to as bracket fungi or shelf mushrooms. Has over 80 spices of which many are found in tropical regions. They are very important economically as they have been extensively used in traditional Asian medicine and they have great potential in bioremediation. it can be easily differentiated from other polypore as it has a double walled basidiospore.

Description Of Ganoderma

Ganoderma Mushroom

Ganoderma Mushroom

Ganoderma mushrooms are characterized by basidiocarps which are perennial, large, woody brackets also called “conks”, they are leathery and lignicolous either with or without stem. The fruit bodies typically grows in hook-like or fan-like form on the truck of dead or living trees. They have truncate pores, double walled having yellow to brown ornamental inner layers.

Ganoderma Uses

Industry – It releases enzymes that enable it break through wood components like cellulose and lignin. These enzymes can be used in bioremediation or biopulping, lots of research is being done to harness the power of these enzymes.

Antioxidants - Regular usage of ganoderma supplement increases the level of antioxidants in the body. Antioxidants are body’s watch dog, they protect the body cells against damage by fighting pathogens. Antioxidants are best known to prevent the body against aging and diseases.

Immune System - It has the ability to strengthen the immune system as well as combat cancer cell multiplication. Taking ganoderma supplement three times a day for 3 months has been shown to significantly increase the T-cells which plays a central role in body immune defense. Taking the supplement can greatly help prevent healthy problems that may arise in future. The supplement has also been effective in treatment of many diseases in the body.
Urinary Tract Symptoms – Ganoderma supplements are very effective in providing relief to urinary tract symptoms in men. The supplement has been used consistently and has proven to be very reliable.

Weight Management - It has been found to reduce the cholesterol levels in the body. It does this by hindering the absorption of large amount of fats in the body, the excess fats are removed from the body. The additional energy requirement in the body is availed by breaking down the stored fats.

However, ganoderma usage has some side effects in the body, some people experience dry throat, nausea, dry nose and gastrointestinal problems. It’s important to talk to your physician if your wish to use the supplement as it interacts with certain medications like chemotherapeutics and anticoagulants agents. Always consult with your doctor no matter what.