Taxonomy and naming Names for the lingzhi fungus have a two thousand year history. The Chinese term lingzhi 灵芝 was first recorded in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 CE). Petter Adolf Karsten named the genus Ganoderma in 1881. Botanical names There are multiple species of Lingzhi, scientifically known to be within the Ganoderma lucidum species complex and mycologists are still researching the differences among species within this complex. Chinese names In the Chinese language, lingzhi compounds ling 灵 "spirit, spiritual; soul; miraculous; sacred; divine; mysterious; efficacious; effective" (cf. Since both Chinese Ling and Zhi have multiple meanings, Lingzhi has diverse English translations. Japanese names Japanese language Reishi 霊芝 is a Sino-Japanese loan word from Lingzhi. Reishi synonyms divide between Sino-Japanese borrowings and native Japanese coinages. Korean names Korean language Yeong Ji or Yung Gee (영지,灵芝) is a word from hanja of lingzhi.
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Ophiocordyceps sinensisOphiocordyceps sinensis is a fungus that parasitizes larvae of ghost moths and produces a fruiting body valued as an herbal remedy. The fungus germinates in the living larva, kills and mummifies it, and then the stalk-like fruiting body emerges from the corpse. It is known in English colloquially as caterpillar fungus, or by its more prominent foreign names (see below): yartsa gunbu or yatsa gunbu (Tibetan), or Dōng chóng xià cǎo (Chinese: 冬虫夏草; literally "winter worm, summer grass"). The moths in which O. sinensis grows are ambiguously referred to as "ghost moth", which identifies either a single species or the genus Thitarodes, and the species parasitized by O. sinensis may be one of several Thitarodes that live on the Tibetan Plateau (Tibet, Qinghai, West-Sichuan, SW-Gansu & NW Yunnan), and the Himalayas (India, Nepal, Bhutan). Taxonomic History/ Systematics Caterpillars with emerging Ophiocordyceps sinensis Morphological Features Common Names Ecology
BaguazhangBaguazhang (Chinese: 八卦掌; pinyin: Bàguà Zhǎng) is one of the three main Chinese martial arts of the Wudang school, the other two being Taijiquan and Xingyiquan. It is more broadly grouped as an internal practice (or neijia gong). Bāguà zhǎng literally means "eight trigram palm," referring to the trigrams of the Yijing (I Ching), one of the canons of Taoism. History Modern styles Common aspects Internalist Zhang Zhaodong, also known as Zhang Zhankui The practice of circle walking, or "turning the circle", as it is sometimes called, is Baguazhang's characteristic method of stance and movement training. Many distinctive styles of weapons are contained within Baguazhang; some use concealment, like the "scholar's pen" or a pair of knives (the most elaborate, which are unique to the style, are the crescent-shaped deer horn knives (Chinese: 鹿角刀; pinyin: Lùjiǎodāo). In popular culture See also Notes ^ Jump up to: a b Lie, Zhang. References Robert W.
Hunting MushroomsShiitakeThe Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is cultivated and consumed in many Asian countries. It is also considered a medicinal mushroom in some forms of traditional medicine. Taxonomy and naming The name shiitake originates from its Japanese name, shiitake. listen (kanji: 椎茸). The species was formerly known as Lentinus edodes and Agaricus edodes. Wild Shiitake, Hokkaido Japan Cultivation history Shiitake are native to Japan, China and Korea and have been grown in all three countries since prehistoric times. The oldest record regarding the shiitake mushroom dates back to AD 199 at the time of Emperor Chūai in Japan. They have been cultivated for over 1,000 years. The Japanese cultivated the mushroom by cutting shii trees with axes and placing the logs by trees that were already growing shiitake or contained shiitake spores. Culinary use Japanese Ekiben"Shiitake-meshi" Shiitake are also dried and sold as preserved food. Books
De Meest Voedzame Bessen Ter Wereld! Welkom bij Goji-Bes.nl Goji Bessen, WellichtKlein besje - grote voordelen De volgende eigenschappen worden aan Goji bessen toegeschreven: Goji bevat krachtige antioxidanten en polysachariden die zouden helpen tegen verouderingsverschijnselen. "Makes you look and feel younger" Goji zou je weerstand verhogen en het immuunsysteem ondersteunen . Goji zou een positieve invloed hebben op de bloeddruk en versterkend werken op het hart. De Goji berry heeft zo ongeloofelijk veel voordelen, dat eigenlijk iedereen ze zou moeten proberen. Link Tip: Mangosteen, het fruit van de goden
Just mushrooms | Letter from SerbiaThese are just pictures of mushrooms, with latin names, and mostly English, Serbian and Swedish names plus information about where they can be found. Boletus Edulis, Ceps or Penny Bun (English), Pravi vrganj (Serbian), Karljohan, stensopp (Swedish) Found in all of Europe, most of Asia except India and nearby countries including middle East, both North America and all countries in South America Coprinus comatus, Shaggy ink cap (English), Beli Jarcic (Serbian), Fjällig bläcksvamp (Swedish). Found in grasslands and meadows in Europe and North America. Coprinus comatus but a day too late to pick, see text under previous picture. Oudemansiella mucida, Porcelain fungus (English), Ledenjaca (Serbian), Porslinsnagelskivling (Swedish) Found in all of Europe and most of Asia North of the Middle East and North of India and Burma. Boletus luridus, lurid boletes (English) Kovara (Serbian), Eldsopp (Swedish). found in deciduous woodlands in Europe and eastern North America Like this: Like Loading...
Phellinus linteusEarly research has suggested that Phellinus linteus has anti-breast cancer activity. A paper published by Harvard Medical School reported that Phellinus linteus is a promising anti-cancer agent, but that more research is required to understand the mechanisms behind its anti-cancer activity. Nine compounds were isolated from the active ethylacetate fraction of the fruiting body and identified as protocatechuic acid, protocatechualdehyde, caffeic acid, ellagic acid, hispidin, davallialactone, hypholomine B, interfungins A and inoscavin A of which interfungins A is a potent inhibitor of protein glycation. Extracts from fruit-bodies or mycelium of Phellinus linteus stimulate the hormonal and cell-mediated immune function; quench the inflammatory reactions caused by a variety of stimuli, and suppress tumor growth and metastasis. References Further reading Cho, S.H. External links
Li Ching-Yuen, The Amazing 250 Year-Old ManWhen the Chinese herbalist Li Ching-Yuen died in 1933, newspapers around the world reported the news of his passing. According to his own testimony, he was 197 years old. An investigation, however, suggested Li had forgotten his actual birthday. “Keep a Quiet Heart, Sit Like a Tortoise, Sleep Like a Dog,” His Advice for a Long Life. Li Ching-Yuen Inquiry Put Age At 256. Reported to have buried 23 wives and had 180 descendents – sold herbs for first 100 years. Peiping, May 5 – Li Ching-Yun, a resident of Kaihsien, in the Province of Szechwan, who contended that he was one of the world’s oldest men and said he was born in 1736 – which would make him 197 years old – died today. A Chinese dispatch from Chungking telling of Mr. Compared with estimates of Li Ching-yun’s age in previous reports from China the above dispatch is conservative. According to the generally accepted tales told in his province. Wu Pei-fu, the warlord, took Li into his house to learn the secret of living to 250.
HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food: Ceps: know your Boletus…It must be said that while there are many wild foods that are edible, not all of them are worth bothering with. Some however, are just about the most delicious, scrumptious morsels you will ever get your hands on. The Cep (alias Porcini or Penny bun) is the very pinnacle of fine wild food. It is difficult to truly describe the overwhelming pleasure that sweeps the soul on discovery of a perfect Cep. First, a glimpse of the round cap poking through tufts of grass looking like a freshly baked straight-out-of-the-oven crusty bread roll. Next the rush over to fondle underneath the cap to see if it is accompanied by the fat belly and off white pores that will indeed guarantee a wild find of the best kind. Ceps are part of the Boletus family, their distinguishing feature is the mass of spongy pores they have instead of the standard mushroom gills. 1. 2. Now that the nasty’s dealt with we can move onto the eaters. The Cep. The Bay Bolete. Orange birch bolete. Brown Birch bolete.