Hígado

Después del cerebro el hígado es el órgano más complejo del organismo. Se encarga de depurar la sangre, eliminar sustancias tóxicas, generar multitud de compuestos necesarios para la vida… si el hígado se daña toda la salud del organismo decae.

El reishi es uno de los mejores protectores naturales del hígado. Su uso ya se conocía desde hace cientos de años en zonas de oriente, donde se consideraba la mejor “planta” para este fin, y se ha mantenido hasta la actualidad por su eficacia demostrada a través de los siglos.

Ya en la actualidad su eficacia protectora-regeneradora de éste órgano se ha datado en pruebas de laboratorios. Así esta protección se ha demostrado en animales que se les aplicaban compuestos químicos muy tóxicos para el hígado como el tetracloruro de carbono, la D-galactosamina e incluso organismos nocivos para el mismo como Propionibacterium acnes (consultar artículos). Los que habían consumido reishi veían su hígado protegido en gran medida contra los tóxicos. Todas los investigadores acaban concluyendo que es un hepato-protector muy eficaz.

Por otro lado el consumo de reishi también ha demostrado que atenúa la proliferación de células estrelladas en el hígado: la llamada fibrosis hepática, y también como ayuda eficaz en tumores de este órgano.

Estudios e investigaciones:

Hepatoprotective effects of Ganoderma lucidum peptides against D-galactosamine-induced liver injury in mice.

Hepatoprotective role of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide against BCG-induced immune liver injury in mice.

Beta-glucuronidase-inhibitory activity and hepatoprotective effect of Ganoderma lucidum.

hepatoprotective potential of aqueous extract of Ganoderma lucidum against carbon tetrachloride intoxication in rats

Protective effects of an acidic polysaccharide isolated from fruiting bodies of Ganoderma lucidum against murine hepatic injury induced by Propionibacterium acnes and lipopolysaccharide

Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory and liver-protective effects of anoectochilus formosanus, ganoderma lucidum and gynostemma pentaphyllum in rats.

Antifibrotic effects of a polysaccharide extracted from Ganoderma lucidum, glycyrrhizin, and pentoxifylline in rats with cirrhosis induced by biliary obstruction.

Beta-glucuronidase-inhibitory activity and hepatoprotective effect of Ganoderma lucidum.

Evaluation of the hepatic and renal-protective effects of Ganoderma lucidum in mice.

Hepatoprotective Activity and the Mechanisms of Action of Ganoderma lucidum (Curt.:Fr.) P. Karst. (Ling Zhi, Reishi Mushroom) (Aphyllophoromycetideae) (Review)

hepatoprotective potential of aqueous extract of Ganoderma lucidum against carbon tetrachloride intoxication in rats

Science Links Japan | Protective effects of an acidic polysaccharide isolated from fruiting bodies of Ganoderma lucidum against murine hepatic injury induced by Propionibacterium acnes and lipopolysaccharide

Hepatoprotective effects of Ganoderma lucidum peptides against D-galactosamine-induced liver injury in mice.

Hepatoprotective role of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide against BCG-induced immune liver injury in mice.

Effects of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide on CYP2E1, CYP1A2 and CYP3A activities in BCG-immune hepatic injury in rats.

Effects of medicinal insect Catharsius molossus on submerged fermentation and in vivo anti-hepatoma activity of Ganoderma lucidum.

Ganoderic acid produced from submerged culture of Ganoderma lucidum induces cell cycle arrest and cytotoxicity in human hepatoma cell line BEL7402.

Ganoderma lucidum extract attenuates the proliferation of hepatic stellate cells by blocking the PDGF receptor.

Hepatotoxicity due to a formulation of Ganoderma lucidum (lingzhi).

Radical scavenger and antihepatotoxic activity of Ganoderma formosanum, Ganoderma lucidum and Ganoderma neo-japonicum.

Triterpene-enriched extracts from Ganoderma lucidum inhibit growth of hepatoma cells via suppressing protein kinase C, activating mitogen-activated protein kinases and G2-phase cell cycle arrest.

A Phase I/II Study of a Ganoderma lucidum (Curt.: Fr.) P. Karst. (Ling Zhi, Reishi Mushroom) Extract in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis

Anti-hepatitis activities in the broth of Ganoderma lucidum supplemented with a Chinese herbal medicine.

Anti-hepatitis B activities of ganoderic acid from Ganoderma lucidum.

Antimutagenic activity of methanolic extract of Ganoderma lucidum and its effect on hepatic damage caused by benzoapyrene.

Ganoderma lucidum in chronic B hepatitis

Inhibitory effects of ganoderma lucidum on tumorigenesis and metastasis of human hepatoma cells in cells and animal models.

New lanostanoids from Ganoderma lucidum that induce NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase in cultured hepalcic7 murine hepatoma cells.

Hepatoprotective Activity and the Mechanisms of Action of Ganoderma lucidum (Curt.:Fr.) P. Karst. (Ling Zhi, Reishi Mushroom) (Aphyllophoromycetideae) (Review)