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Ganoderma lucidum: King of medicinal mushrooms

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article image GANODERMA LUCIDUM, also named Lingzhi or Reishi - Chinese language named - has been widely used all over the world. It is a species of the class Basidiomycetes, which belongs to the family Polyporaceae commonly known as a wood-decaying fungus. It causes white rot of a wide variety of trees and can thus be described as a phytopathogenic fungus. Because of its perceived health benefits, its fruiting body has gained wide popularity in recent years as a dietary supplement. The reasons it attracts…Read More