Reishi Mushroom: Protector Goddess and Herb of the Month
Meet Reishi, your Super Buff Fairy Godmother.
Thanks to her, I’m not currently sick with my step-daughter’s cold.
Dubbed the “mushroom of immortality” and the “great protector” in Chinese herb writings as far back as 1500 years ago, Ms. ganoderma lucidum has long been a symbol of protection. And it’s no wonder: she’s a powerful immune booster, effective against against strep, staph, and pneumonia — even cancer cells have been known to drop dead at her feet.
A true guardian, she watches over all of our internal organs, keeping allergens from inducing asthma, blocking tumors from spreading, shielding the liver from toxic drugs, maintaining blood sugar and mood stability in her red cape. She also keeps you calm, helps you handle stress and tucks you into bed for a night of sound sleep.
When put through a 6-month trial, she proved herself capable of lowering blood pressure to the normal range, even when drugs had failed; she prevent platelets from aggregating, and increases the flow of blood to the Emperor, the Heart.
Thank you, Lady Reishi, Great Protector, for all that you do.
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