What are the health benefits of reishi mushrooms?

Dr. Pina LoGiudice, LAc, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Reishi has been used for centuries as a "miracle" mushroom tea; it can lower blood pressure and slow tumor growth in cancer patients. Watch naturopathic specialist Pina LoGiudice, ND, explain the health benefits of reishi tea and how to make it.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Reishi mushrooms have been used in traditional Asian medicine for more than 4,000 years to treat liver disorders, hypertension, arthritis, and other ailments. Modern studies show that they may help boost insulin levels, allowing the body to use blood sugar more efficiently for energy production. Additionally, reishi’s anti-inflammatory properties may neutralize the chemicals that drain your energy. Try taking 1,000 mg of reishi mushroom extract three times per day.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

Continue Learning about Health Value Of Foods

Health Value Of Foods

Health Value Of Foods

A healthy diet is rich in foods with high nutritional value, providing your body with the vitamins, minerals and other food nutrients it needs to protect against disease and maintain a healthy weight. To identify healthy foods, it...

's important to read nutrition labels and know the source of your food. Products advertised as whole-grain, organic or fortified may not necessarily be healthy for you. Find out how to get the most health value from various fruits, nuts, spices, oils and vegetables -- and learn which types of red meat and processed foods to avoid -- with expert advice from Sharecare.

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.