• Should we worry about the Omicron variant?

    (Photo credit: Professor John Nicholls, Clinical Professor of Department of Pathology, HKUMed; and Professor Malik Peiris, Tam Wah-Ching Professor in Medical Science and Chair Professor of Virology, School of Public Health, HKUMed; and Electron Microscope Unit, HKU.) Before analyzing “w...
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  • How important is Reishi in modulating immune functions?

    Near the end of the year, the development of the coronavirus pandemic has become fierce again. 10 new cases in Tianjin, 4 new cases in Shenzhen, 58 new cases in Anyang, Henan… When will the nationwide epidemic end? At the moment, “Fighting the epidemic depends on who has a strong im...
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  • Auspicious symbol for Chinese

    Auspicious symbol for Chinese

    Since the Han Dynasty, Confucius scholars gave Lingzhi the names of “fortune herb” or “fortune grass”. They considered the circular lines on top of Lingzhi cap an auspicious symbol or fortunate halos. Gradually, the lucky charm characteristic of Lingzhi became a unique component in Chinese cultur...
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  • Ganoderma lucidum triterpenes help reduce the cancer risk

    January 2017/Amala Cancer Research Centre/Mutation Research Text/Wu Tingyao Most people don’t think about Ganoderma lucidum until they get sick. They simply forget that Ganoderma lucidum can also be used for the preventive treatment of disease. According to a report published by the Amala ...
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  • “Catholicon” according to Taoism

    The “Lingzhi Culture” was greatly influenced by Taoism, the native religion in China. Taoism believes that living is most important and that human beings can be immortal by following the regimens and taking a certain magical herbs. Bao Pu Zi written by Ge Hong presented the theory suggesting that...
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  • GLPs reduce cognitive decline caused by Alzheimer’s disease

    January 10, 2017 /Tongji University, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, etc. / Stem Cell Reports Text/Wu Tingyao “Forget who you are and who I am” can be said to be the most typical symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. The reason for forgetting, or no...
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  • Reishi compounds eliminate quiescent slow-cycling cells

    Reishi compounds eliminate quiescent slow-cycling cells

    January 13, 2017 / Fujian Medical University, the University of Arizona, etc. / “Oncotarget” Text/Wu Tingyao   Many cancer patients who have gone through untold hardships in treatment are wondering why a tumor that they feel has been “cured” will relapse again after a long...
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  • GLPs’ hypoglycemic and hepatoprotective effects on T2D

    January 20, 2017 / Guangdong Institute of Microbiology and Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Guangdong Province / Journal of Ethnopharmacology Text/ Wu Tingyao It has long been a recognized fact that Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides can help treat diabetes, but how it works is a topi...
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  • Lingzhi in myths

    More than two thousand years ago, there was already evidence of Chinese worshiping Lingzhi (Reishi mushroom). Myths associated with this magic plant can be found in history. In the Book of Mountains and Seas of the Warring States Period (476-221 B.C.), the young daughter of Emperor Yan, Yaoji, wa...
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  • Reishi can resist oxidation and protect the liver

    February 9, 2017/Chung Shan Medical University/Pharmaceutical Biology    Text/WuTingyao For a healthy person, is there a difference between eating Ganoderma lucidum and not eating Ganoderma lucidum? Or from another angle, do people in good health need to eat Ganoderma lucidum? In February 2017, ...
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  • Ganoderma lucidum ameliorates non-alcoholic steatosis

    Ganoderma lucidum ameliorates non-alcoholic steatosis

    June 15, 2018 / Gyeongsang National University, South Korea / Journal of Clinical Medicine Text/ Wu Tingyao Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine in South Korea published a paper in the Journal of Clinical Medicine in June 2018 stating that Ganoderma lucidum can reduce liver fat accu...
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  • Reishi might reduce the risk of intestinal infection

    Reishi might reduce the risk of intestinal infection

    March 25, 2018/Hokkaido University & Hokkaido Pharmaceutical University/Journal of Ethnopharmacology Text/ Hong Yurou, Wu Tingyao IgA antibody and defensin are the first line of immune defense against external microbial infections in the intestines. According to a study published by Hokkaido...
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