The use of Reishi as an herbal remedy dates back longer than any other medicinal mushroom in historic literature. The first written record can be found in Shen Nong’s Herbal Classic, dating back two thousand years. Reishi (a.k.a. Ganoderma or Ling Zhi) is often considered a panacea ” cure-all ” in Traditional Chinese Medicine. While it may not be literally accurate to refer to Reishi as a cure-all, the fact that it appears to act as an inflammation modulator may be one of many reasons for its age-old veneration in the Orient.
There are many lifestyle changes, supplements and herbs for diabetes that can help diabetics live a better life. Diabetes in the US has doubled in the last ten years and is a growing problem. There are over 23 million people, 7.8% of the population, who are diabetic in the US according to the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the US, clearly a warning sign that something needs to change. Most herbs that are thought to help diabetics are ones that lower blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity, and stabilize blood sugar levels or act as antioxidants.