Reishi in cancer research

Reishi in Cancer Research

Studies of Reishi in cancer research have been largely conducted in Japan, where Reishi was scientifically proven to have an anti-tumor effect. This research has continued in Korea, Japan, and China.An example of Reishi’s cancer-fighting potential occurred in the summer of 1986. A 39 -year old Japanese woman approached Dr. Fukumi Morishige, M.D., Ph.D, a renowned Japanese surgeon and a member of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, for help in treating her lung cancer. It was a complicated case, and she had been refused an operation by several hospitals. Hopeless, she returned home where she found her husband had collected Reishi in the forests. He boiled the mushroom and gave it to her to drink as a tea.While this was going on, she begged Dr. Morishige to do something for her cancer, regardless of its very advanced stage. From what was evident six months earlier, Morishige was surprised when he found no increase in swelling. Then he looked at her X-rays. Something wasn’t right: her tumor showed as only a trace on the X-ray. When she told him she had been drinking Reishi tea, Morishige operated with great curiosity. He was “astonished” to find only scar tissue, and although cancerous cells remained, they were now benign.Reishi mushroom hailed in ancient medicine as the mushroom of immortality and Medicine of kings.

Immune boosting action

The information gathered above ~ References:
1. Kenneth J. REISHI: Ancient herb for modern times. Sylvan Press, 1992.
2. Wasson RG. Divine mushroom of immortality. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, Los Angeles, 80-93, 1968.
3. “Lingzhi”. In Pharmacology and Application of Chinese Materia Medica, Vol. I. Chang HM and But RPH, eds. World Scientific: Singapore, 642, 1986.
4. Stanislaus CS. LingzhiMedicine of Kings. New Editions Health World, 38-41, June, 1995.
5. Carlson J. Reishi Mushroom. New Editions Health World, 23-25, April, 1996.
6. Stavinoha WB, et al. Study of the anti-inflammatory activity of Ganoderma lucidum. Presented at the Third Academic/Industry Joint Conference (AIJC), Sapporo, Japan, 1990.
7. Lin JM, Lin CC, Chiu HF, Yang JJ, and Lee SG. Evaluation of the anti-imflammatory and liver protective effects of anoectochilus formosanus ganoderma lucidum and gynostemma pentaphyllum in rats. Am J Chi Med, 21:59-69, 1993. 3215, 1985.

Reishi mushroom hailed in ancient medicine as the mushroom of immortality and Medicine of kings

McDunalds Chocolate Shake Recipe… (Sort of)

Wow I am really excited to share this elixir I’ve been making.  It has a texture and consistency that can only be described as like a McDonald’s Chocolate shake.  Here is the catch though… It is warm and has no chocolate in it.  It may be one of those things that other people won’t fully appreciate, but I am so enamored that I thought I’d break down the recipe.
ingredients:
 4 cups warm Tea:
  • Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum)
  • Birch Tinder Polypore (Fomes Fomentarius)
  • Artists Conch (Ganoderma Apalatum)
  • Chaga (Inonotus Obliqus)
  • False Turkey Tail (Stereum Ostrea),
  • He Shu Wu (Polygonum Multiflorum)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
1 or 2 bananas (depending on how sweet you want it)
1/2 cup brazil nuts
1 bunch chicory (enough so that the perimeter of the stems together is about the size of a 50 cent piece)
3 tablespoons maca
1 tablespoon chlorella
1 tablespoon kelp
1 teaspoon zeoforce
directions:
I prepare the tea the night before and leave to simmer in a crock pot.  The drink ca be ade with hot tea, although I prefer to let it cool a bit before I blend it up.
In a high power blender combine everything but the chicory and blend.  Stop the blender add the chicory (at this point I find that a tamper is useful) and bring the speed back up on the blender.  Blend until smooth.  I know that it is perfect if it is steaming ever so slightly.

Pour into a glass and enjoy with a glass straw.

McDunalds “Chocolate” Shake (for trademark reasons of coarse I had to change the name to Mcdunalds. Posted by Matthew Portwood
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Ganoderma

 

Reishi

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Reishi Double Extraction

 

1. Powder, as well as possible, 2 parts Reishi. (1200 g)

2. Macerate 1 part Reishi (600g) with 5 parts menstrum (3 Liters). This is how much fluid it takes to cover that fluffy Reishi: Menstrum = 1 part 95% ETOH (1L) & 2 parts Glycerine (2L)

3. Let sit 2 weeks or so. Press (Retrieve 2/3 of original menstrum = 2L) Reserve marc for decoction.

4. Add 1Liter 95% ETOH to pressed menstrum. Macerate 2nd part Reishi (600g) with this 3L of menstrum (again a 1:5 ratio).

5. Let sit 2 weeks or so. Press. Measure volume of tincture made (should be about 2L).

6. Final extract should be 1:4 overall. We started with 2 parts Reishi (1200g) so final extract will be 8 parts (4800mL). Double decoct both batches of marc with just enough water to cover. (Together or separately).

Press and concentrate so that desired final extract volume minus the tincture equals the decoction concentrate.

7. Combine when cool. IMPORTANT! Pour tincture into tea to avoid excess

precipitation.

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Reishi Extraction (Robyn Klein)

 

Here is the recipe for a 70% water / 30% alcohol reishi extract

For a kitchen-manageable amount, chop up only 3 whole dried medium-sized reishi

mushrooms. Use Felco or Corona hand clippers. If you chop more than this you will have to use much larger containers to cook and strain into. Three mushrooms will make about 500mls extract.

First, here is a quick overview of the process:

Step 1: Weigh chopped herb.

Step 2: Make tincture using 100% alcohol (EtOH).

Step 3: Strain and press the marc (save the marc!).

Step 4: Make a 1:10 decoction with the marc.

Step 5: Add decoction and tincture together to make a 30/70 extract.

Fill in and follow this form below:

Weigh chopped reishi = _______ grams/ounces

Materia Medica Lesson 2 – page 3

Example: 110 grams of dried, hand chopped reishi.

Put chopped reishi in a large enough jar to accommodate the menstruum below.

Cover the chopped reishi with pure Everclear (95%

alcohol) for two weeks. But how much?

Weight of reishi _______ x 5 = _______ mls of

Everclear will be needed to cover the herb.

Example: 110 x 5 = 550 mls of Everclear

Strain and squeeze marc as much as possible. Save marc!

Measure how much tincture resulted and record here = _______ .

Bottle and label the tincture and set aside for later.

Put marc in top of double boiler and add water. How much water?

Original dry weight of herb = _______ x 10 = _______ total amount of water to start off with.

Start cooking down, but dont boil! Plan on 2 hours. Strain off marc and toss marc.

Continue cooking down the decoction. But to what amount?

To figure this amount, fill in the numbers in the following calculation:

Amount of tincture _______ divided by .3 = _______ .

Subtract this number above _______ from 1.00 which will equal = _______ .

Take this number and multiply it by .7 = _______ .

This is the amount of decoction which you will need to add to the tincture to give a 30% alcohol/70% decoction extract. Rounding off the numbers to the nearest whole number is just fine. Herbalism is not about rigidity.

To check your math add the amount of tincture

_______ to the amount of decoction _______ = _______.

Then multiply this final amount _______ by .3 (30%) = _______.

And multiply the final amount _______ by .7 (70%) = _______.

Add these amounts together to get the total amount = _______.

When decoction has cooked down to the amount you need, cool the decoction and then add it to tincture.

Store in a dark glass container and label with the following: Reishi Extract Ganoderma lucidum/30% Alcohol/70% Decoction

Materia Medica Lesson 2 – page 4

This excerpt is from the lesson Herbal Materia Medica Lesson 2, link provided above and intended to inspire. There so little on the writings of mushrooms and medicine I had to add this for further research. Green Blessings to all as always this is for educational/inspirational purposes .. always do your home work

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