Ganoderma, Ling Zhi 灵芝 and Salvia root, Dan Shen 丹参 for high cholesterol, Atherosclerosis and Angina.

Ganoderma (Ling Zhi) 灵芝 and Salvia root (Dan Shen) 丹参 Tea for high cholesterol, Atherosclerosis and heart condition.

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This Ganoderma (Ling Zhi) 灵芝 and Salvia root (Dan Shen) 丹参 Tea Recipe was designed in the old days for heart conditions, chest pain, atherosclerosis or high cholesterol problems due to phlegm-blood stasis complex (a Chinese Medicine Syndrome Differentiation Pattern).

The recent research studies have confirmed their effectiveness in:

  • lowering blood pressure,
  • decreasing total cholesterol level,
  • increasing cardiac contractility,
  • increasing resistance to hypoxia in the cardiac muscles,
  • reducing plague in the vessels and
  • regulating blood sugar for diabetes.

Some of the ingredients of this tea also demonstrate their effectiveness clinically in treating leukopenia, neurathenia, chronic hepatic disease and elevated liver enzymes.

References:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25828254
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21801467
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16000773
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4267215/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24558880

Ganoderma (Ling Zhi) 灵芝 and Salvia root (Dan Shen) 丹参 Tea for high cholesterol, Atherosclerosis and heart condition.
Ganoderma, Ling Zhi 灵芝 and Salvia root, Dan Shen 丹参 for high cholesterol, Atherosclerosis and Angina.
Print Recipe
Ganoderma (Ling Zhi) and Salvia Root (Dan shen) have been in used in China for centuries. The ingredients in this tea demonstrate effectiveness in reducing Total Cholesterol, Total Triglyceride; Total Lipid; Phospholipid and reducing symptoms associated with Atherosclerosis, Angina, Chest/Epigastric pain and Diabetes Mellitus.
Servings
2 Serving dosage. For 1 day use.
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
2 Serving dosage. For 1 day use.
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ganoderma (Ling Zhi) 灵芝 and Salvia root (Dan Shen) 丹参 Tea for high cholesterol, Atherosclerosis and heart condition.
Ganoderma, Ling Zhi 灵芝 and Salvia root, Dan Shen 丹参 for high cholesterol, Atherosclerosis and Angina.
Print Recipe
Ganoderma (Ling Zhi) and Salvia Root (Dan shen) have been in used in China for centuries. The ingredients in this tea demonstrate effectiveness in reducing Total Cholesterol, Total Triglyceride; Total Lipid; Phospholipid and reducing symptoms associated with Atherosclerosis, Angina, Chest/Epigastric pain and Diabetes Mellitus.
Servings
2 Serving dosage. For 1 day use.
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
2 Serving dosage. For 1 day use.
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Serving dosage. For 1 day use.
Instructions
  1. In a glass or ceramic pot, add all ingredients to cook in medium heat for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Filter the tea. Take sips anytime during the day.
Alternative Instruction If you use Ground Ganoderma
  1. If you use Ground Ganoderma, the dosage required would reduce to 5-7 grams.
  2. Add the ground Ganoderma in a tea bag.
  3. After Salvia Root has been cooked for 20-30 minutes, turn off heat. Let the tea cool down.
  4. When the tea is cool enough, filter the tea and save the liquid.
  5. Add the Ganoderma tea bag into the filtered tea.
  6. Return the tea to the pot. Let's bring the tea into a boiling state, turn off heat.
  7. Let the Ganoderma infused in the pot for 20 minutes before serving.
Alternate Instruction if you use Ganoderma Capsule
  1. After Salvia Root has been cooking for 20-30 minutes, remove heat.
  2. Filter the tea, save the liquid.
  3. Break the Ganoderma Capsule and add the content into the tea. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

There are 4 main patterns in Syndrome Differentiation in Traditional Chinese Medicine for Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), atherosclerosis  and chest pain.

The focus of this Dietary Recipe is to treat phlegm blood-stasis complex which lead to chest pain, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis.

Please note that the recipe is not suitable for everyone. Syndrome (Pattern) Differentiation will be required and be done by a Registered/Licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner.

Please note the detail descriptions of the properties, functions and cautions of the herbs below for this recipe.

Ganoderma (Ling Zhi) 灵芝 and Salvia root (Dan Shen) 丹参 Tea is designed to treat one of the syndromes (patterns) only.

Due to its well-known therapeutic effect over the past few centuries, it became a popular household remedy in China and Hong Kong. Many people with a heart condition, especially the elder, incorporate this tea either as a preventative medicine or as an adjunct treatment for their western medicine.

1. Dan Shen (Salvia Root)

  • Properties: Bitter, Cool
  • Main Functions: Promote blood circulation, dispel blood stasis; cool blood, reduce swelling of sores and abscesses; nourish blood and calms mind;
  • Dosage: 5-10g
  • Caution: hypermenorrhea, hemoptysis or hematuria; anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs; Digoxin
  • 《本草纲目》:活血,通心包络,治疝痛。

2. Ling Zhi (Ganoderma)

  • Properties: Sweet, sour, slightly warm
  • Main Functions: Nourish Heart and calm the mind; Stops cough and wheezing to treat asthma; tonifies qi and blood for fatigue, loose stools, dizziness, poor appetites. Clinical case studies show that Ganoderma can treat hyperlipidemia, leukopenia, chronic hepatic diseases and dermatological disorders
  • Dosage: 3-15g

3. Gan Cao (Licorice Root)

  • Properties: Sweet, sour, slightly warm
  • Main Functions: Tonifies Spleen, benefits Qi. It moistens lung and stops cough; Relieves Pain; Clears heat, elimiantes toxins. Treat poisoning and harmonizes other herbs.
  • Main use: It enhances digestion. Clinically, it enhances digestion, treats sores, swellings and carbuncles, relieves pain and treats coughing and wheezing of various etiologies.
  • Dosage: 3-15g
  • Caution: May raise blood pressure depending on the etiologies.

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