Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)
Reishi mushrooms are well known to help to destroy unwanted organisms attacking the immune system. There was a study done in 2006, that was recorded in the journal of Ethnopharmacology. This is indeed an interesting phenomenon. The Reishi mushroom does appear to encourage one’s immune system to defend itself and actually fend off destructive organisms.
There was a study done in France, with the Reishi and trametes versicolor mushrooms; This showed some promise that may help to eradicate the HPV Virus, after using those mushrooms, during a two-month period. The scientists found that 88% of the virus decreased. There was a bit more research done utilizing other mushrooms, as well as the Reishi mushroom, showing that this can perhaps help with obliterating the herpes virus, too.
Research continues to be done involving the efficacy Reishi mushrooms have, and its healthy interaction with the human body.
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