- Flower nameGanoderma lucidum
- Scientific nameGanoderma lucidum
- Aliasレイシ, マンネンタケ, 万年茸, 霊芝草
- Place of origin
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September, October, November
What is Ganoderma lucidum
Ganoderma lucidum (scientific name: Ganoderma lucidum) is an annual mushroom of the genus Ganoderma in the family Ganodermaceae, found in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is also known as Mannentake (Mannentake mushroom), Shusui, Kii, Sanxiu, Fungus, and so on. In China, it is an exceptionally prized mushroom, influencing not only medicine but also a wide range of other fields, including religion, literature, architecture, theater, and the arts. The white rot fungus grows from summer to autumn at the base of live trees, stumps, and dead wood of broadleaf trees such as sawtooth oak and konara oak throughout Japan. The umbels are kidney-shaped and 5-15 cm in diameter. The larvae are yellowish-white and the adults are brown. The umbrella opens to release spores.
Immortal herb of longevity
The oldest Chinese book on medicinal herbs, Shennongbonsao Jing, compiled 2000 years ago during the Later Han Dynasty (25-220), describes it as a life-prolonging elixir that nourishes the body. According to the book, Ganoderma lucidum was classified into six types according to color: red, yellow, white, green, black, and purple. Ganoderma lucidum is the red grass.
Common name: Ganoderma lucidum, scientific name: Ganoderma lucidum, also known as Mannentake, Ganoderma lucidum, Shusui, Kii, Sanxiu, fungus, habitat distribution: temperate zone in the northern hemisphere Region, Shape: kidney-shaped, Umbrella diameter: 5-15 cm, Color: yellowish-white (seedlings, young), brown (adult), Emergence: summer to autumn, Uses: analgesic, antihypertensive, hyperlipidemic, thromboprotective, blood sugar lowering, inflammation and allergy suppressing, antitumor, immune enhancing, improves chronic fatigue, insomnia, bronchial asthma, gastrointestinal weakness.