Ganoderma medical text from "Materia Medica"


Here are the translations of this ancient medical text on Ganoderma Lucidum. It is amazing to find most mentioned health benefits are later proven by medical researches on this herb.


Ganoderma Effects on Neurological System (brain)

Text: Quiets the spirit, strengthens the will

Modern known benefits: Insomnia, anxiety, weak nerves, absent mindedness, after effects of concussion, stroke


Ganoderma Lucidum Effects on Sensory System (eyes, nose, ears, mouth, skin)

Text: Brightens the eyes, enhances colors

Modern known benefits: Astigmatism, old age hyperopia, cataract, glaucoma, blood accumulation, pus accumulation in nose, blocked nasal passage, hearing loss, middle ear infection, toothache, mouth infection, periodontal disease, herpes blisters, liver spots, warts, dry skin


Ganoderma Lucidum Effects on Respiratory System (throat, lungs)

Text: Increase lung chi (energy), opens nasal passages, cures fatigue

Modern known benefits: Headache, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, pneumonia, arthritis, TB


Ganoderma Lucidum Effects on Circulatory System (heart, blood)

Text: Dispels the five evils of heart and abdomen, quiets the spirit

Modern known benefits: Headache, fear of cold, sore shoulders, dizziness, buzzing in the ears, heart palpitations, high/low blood pressure, anemia, lower white blood cell syndrome, myocardial infarction, hardening of the arteries, after effects of stroke, heart defect, insomnia, anxiety, female sterility due to physiological dysfunction, general gynecological and kidney disorders, extreme urine, waist and urine pain, hemorrhoids, prolapsed anus.


Ganoderma Lucidum Effects on Digestive System (stomach, intestines)

Text: Dispels the five evils of heart and abdomen

Modern known benefits: Headache, anorexia, indigestion, bloated stomach, diarrhea, soft stool, constipation, fear of cold, sore shoulders, lack of energy, allergy, weak stomach and intestines, gastritis, stomach and intestinal ulcers, inflammation of the stomach or intestinal lining, hyperacidity, stomach cancer, insomnia, cardiopalmus, anxiety, menopause syndrome, hair loss, alcoholism, sciatic nerve pain


Ganoderma Effects on Digestive System (spleen)

Text: Enhances spleen chi (energy)

Modern known benefits: Fatigue, jaundice, infections of the stomach, intestines, liver, kidney or stomach lining, excessive urine


Ganoderma Effects on Metabolic System (liver, bones, muscles)

Text: Supplements liver chi (energy), strengthens muscles and bones, increases abdominal chi (energy)

Modern known benefits: Headache, fear of cold, sore shoulders, nausea, liver spots, herpes blisters, edema, nigh sweats, dizziness, buzzing in the ears, fatigue, anemia, high/low blood pressure, blood clots, cardiopalmus, weakness insomnia, hysteria


Ganoderma Lucidum Effects on Metabolic System (gall bladder, pancreas)

Text: Quiets the vital energy and lowers soul

Modern known benefits: Edema, sore shoulder, heart palpitations, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, weak nerves, hysteria, cholecystitis, gallstones, beriberi, hepatitis, stroke, hardening of the artery, pleurisy, rheumatism, waist pain, post menopausal syndromes, epilepsy, pancreatic infection, diabetes


Ganoderma Effects on Excretory System (kidney)

Text: Enhances kidney chi (energy), diuretic

Modern known benefits: Headache, edema, fear of cold, irregular urination, excessive urination, high blood pressure, kidney infection, kidney defects, enlarged prostate, incontinence urination, abdominal edema, kidney disease, nerve pain, waist pain, impotence, urinary stone, hemorrhage, weak heart, lack of energy


Ganoderma Effects on Excretory System (bladder)

Text: Diuretic, benefit the joints

Modern known benefits: Edema, fear of cold, small urine output, severe urine pain, waist pain, bladder infection, bladder lining infection, arthritis, rheumatism


Ganoderma Lucidum Effects on Sexual System (External organs, pubic hair)

Text: Lightens and rejuvenates the body

Modern known benefits: Irregular or painful menstruation, pain when urination, gynecological disorders, lack of sexual interest, impotence, pubic hair loss


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