Chinese Herb: Ling Zhi (Reishi Mushroom or ganoderma), Ganoderma

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Chinese Herb: Ling Zhi (Reishi Mushroom or ganoderma), Ganoderma

Herb 4 of 8 in Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Neutral Ling Zhi (Ganoderma)
Channels:
HT, LIV, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Ganoderma
Chinese:
灵芝
Tone Marks:
líng zhī
Alt Names:
Mu Ling Zhi, Zi Ling Zhi
Translation:
Spiritual Mushroom

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Nourishes the Heart and calms the Spirit
    Nourishes Heart Blood and Spleen Qi and treats deficiency causing insomnia, fatigue, poor memory, and poor appetite.
  • Stops cough and wheezing
    Stop cough, arests wheezing, disperses phlegm. For cough with copious sputum caused by cold, chronic asthma, and difficulty breathing
  • Tonifies Blood and Qi
    For Qi and Blood Deficiency causing poor digestion with loose stools, low appetite, dizziness fatique, and lower back pain.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • None Noted

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-15 grams in decoction, 1.5-3 grams in powder (Chen)

References Used

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