The purpose of this section is to provide information on herbs and herbal formulas that have stood the test of time. Sources, links, and PDF files will be provided if you would like to investigate further.
We will start at the top, with reishi, or ganoderma lucidum. Considered the "king of herbs in the East for over 4,000 years, ganoderma is a super adaptogen - an agent that balances body function. There are well over 10,000 studies on its properties. Without these studies, the numerous claims for this "king of herbs" would push the limits of belief. Initial tests hold promise for affecting every major system in the body.
Ganoderma Lucidum 1 (reishi, ling zhi)
For a link to published medical studies compiled by the U.S. government, visit here.
For even more studies, see Science.gov
For those who would like to see in depth research with footnotes, you may download a PDF file.
Please be patient, since the file is 21 pages and cites almost 70 studies.
You are invited to come back from time to time, since we will be continually adding new information.