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REISHI – A MUSHROOM WITH THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF TRADITION

Reishi has thousands of years of tradition. “The mushroom for immortality” – according to Japanese translation – used to be reserved only for nobles and priests. Thanks to successful cultivation, Reishi is now available as a natural food supplement.

Reishi grows exclusively on hardwood trees in the subtropical climate of Southeast Asia. It has a long history in these areas: until the 20th century, it was reserved exclusively for kings, nobles and priests to use the “mushroom for immortality”. In China, the vital mushroom is called “Ling Zhi”. Today it is available to a broad population. More than twenty years ago, the company HANDO® launched the vital mushroom with the Latin name “Ganoderma lucidum” on the European market as a natural food supplement with valuable active ingredients.

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Reishi – (c) Photo: HANDO®

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Reishi- Ganoderma lucium – (c) Photo: HANDO®

REISHI: NATURAL FOOD SUPPLEMENT FROM ASIA

The beneficial impact of this vital mushroom is far-reaching. It is no coincidence that it has been used in Japanese and Chinese folk medicine for around 4,000 years.

Ganoderma lucidum is not called “mushroom for long life” or “mushroom for immortality” for nothing in Asia: It supports a healthy immune system and a healthy cardiovascular system. This vital mushroom contains a unique combination of valuable active ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, trace elements, dietary fibre, essential amino acids and secondary ingredients that have an extremely positive effect for a healthy immune system.

Reishi, the “mushroom for long life” well known in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is available in our ONLINE-SHOP.
TRY  IT and convince yourself of the high quality of Hando® Reishi-extract capsules!

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NOPAL – THE HISTORY OF THE PRICKLY PEAR

Nopal has a long tradition in herbal medicine in Mexico. The Indian advanced culture of the Aztecs appreciated the cactus for its purifying effect.

The use of Nopal has a long history in herbal medicine in Mexico: In the Indian high culture of the Aztecs, Nopal leaves were valued for their high nutrient content and valuable active ingredients. And that has not changed until today: The Nopal cactus is still a popular food in Mexico. Nopal is known there primarily for its blood-purifying and purifying effects on the intestinal tract. No wonder! Nopal is a fibre-rich plant. The secretion of the cactus stimulates the digestive system.

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Nopal –  Opuntia  streptacantha (c) Photo: HANDO®

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Nopal – Opuntia streptacantha

NOPAL IS USED IN TRADITIONAL SOUTH AMERICAN INDIAN MEDICINE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Compresses: Warm compresses are used against tonsillitis, cold compresses in cases of bruising.

  • Inhalation: The vapours produced when boiling the brew are suitable for inhalation in order to remove mucus from the respiratory tract.

  • Baths: In Mexico it is customary to put four hands full of Nopal flowers in the bath water.

  • Face masks: Against dry skin, a base of Nopal leaves can be applied.

  • Syrup and honey: If you boil the tunas (fruits of the cactus) in water, syrup or honey can be created.

OVER 100 DIFFERENT SPECIES OF PRICKLY PEAR CACTI ARE KNOWN

In Mexico, over a hundred different types of prickly pear cacti are known. While “Opuntia ficus indica” is used to produce tea, the related “Opuntia streptacantha Lemaire” is ground into powder.

Nopal, the mythical cactus from the Aztec Empire, helps to regulate blood sugar and cholesterol in a natural way. Try HANDO® Nopal capsules now and convince yourself of the benefits and high quality!

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MACA: HISTORY AND USE OF THE CULTIVATED PLANT FROM PERU

The Maca tuber has a long history: the plant was cultivated even before the Incas. Fresh or dried, the Maca tuber was considered a natural aphrodisiac back then. Lepidium peruvianum Chacón was also considered a natural, energizing food in the Inca period and even before. The population appreciated Maca as a natural remedy for many ailments. In addition, thanks to its valuable active ingredients, this cultivated plant made an important contribution to an otherwise meagre diet. The Maca tuber was cultivated in the Peruvian highlands and used either fresh or dried.

MACA was treasured as a natural aphrodisiac in the Inca period

The natural beneficial effects of the Maca tuber were not hidden from Spanish chroniclers either. Early on, they reported astonishing properties: The Maca tuber promotes vitality, physical performance and fertility. The toning and aphrodisiac powers were initially observed in pets. Later the effects were confirmed by the Spanish chroniclers themselves.

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Maca – (c) Photo: HANDO®

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Dried Maca  tubers – (c) Photo: HANDO®

PERUVIAN GINSENG AS AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT

After Maca was rediscovered in the American media as Peruvian ginseng and remedy against sexual apathy and potency problems, demand also increased: While in 1979 only 25 hectares were planted with Maca throughout Peru, today more than 1,000 hectares of this alternative remedy are being cultivated. Maca is offered for export as a powder or extract in tablet or capsule form. Maca is considered a sexual enhancer, tonic or dietary supplement to increase physical performance.

“Love, physical performance, vitality.” Maca helps against sexual apathy or lack of libido. HANDO® Maca is available as “Maca gelatinizada” in capsule form at our online shop.

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ACEROLA & CAMU CAMU

The shrub fruit Camu Camu and the Acerola cherry are amongst the fruits with the highest natural Vitamin C content. Ideal in combination with other products, especially to strengthen the immune system.

ACEROLA CHERRY

Acerola (Malpighia glabra) are evergreen, low growing shrubs or small trees with heights of mostly one to three metres, sometimes up to 10 metres. They belong to the Malpighia family and their fruits are edible.

Acerola is found in Texas, Mexico, Panama, Brazil, Guatemala and Jamaica. Acerola is rarely cultivated outside of these natural habitates. Acerola cherry is particularly interesting because of its extremely high Vtamin C content, of 1,400 to 4,500 mg per 100 g of fresh juice. This is 30-60 times higher than that of oranges or lemons. No other known fruit reaches these values. This is the basis of their great importance for use in nutrition and medicine, e.g. to strengthen the immune system.

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Acerola-Cherry

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Acerola Camu Camu – (c) Photo: HANDO®

CAMU CAMU

Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia) belongs to the myrtle plant family and has been known since 1959. The shrub grows in the western Amazon region, especially in Peru, the Brazilians also call it Caçari or Araçá de água. The Camu Camu shrub usually grows from three to six metres high and bears red fruits. Camu Camu fruits also have an extraordinarily high Vitamin C content, 40 times as much as oranges. They are also very rich in iron. In the Amazon region around Iquitos, Camu Camu is considered an aphrodisiac. In Europe, the powdered fruits are mainly used as a food supplement to strengthen the immune system, improve vision and provide mental clarity during stress and anxiety.

Natural Vitamin C

Acerola and Camu Camu were the subject of two years of research work by Graz University and the Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft, in cooperation with HANDO®. A test method has been developed to determine whether the Acerola or Camu Camu powder only contains natural Vitamin C or whether synthetic or bio-technologically produced (“GMO”) Vitamin C has been added.

This enables HANDO® to offer a product that has been proven to contain 100% NATURAL Vitamin C

This fact makes Acerola and Camu Camu the ideal compliment to HANDO Reishi extract capsules, which the body can best absorb when combined with Vitamin C.

HANDO® adheres to the following principle when ordering the gently spray-dried extract from the juice of Acerola cherry and Camu Camu fruit: Quality through selection. This is the only way to ensure that only natural vitamin C is used in HANDO® Bio Acerola Camu Camu capsules. Buy online today – best in combination with Reishi, the detoxifying medicinal mushroom from Asia – for optimal care of your body.

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Reishi

“The mushroom for long life” from the Middle Kingdom, has enjoyed a high status in Far Eastern culture for centuries for its positive effect on a healthy circulatory and immune system.

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Nopal

The mythical cactus from the treasures of the Aztecs, is native to the dry regions of Mexico, is valued for its cleansing and anti-inflammatory effects and is used to normalize blood sugar and cholesterol.

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Maca

The power root from the Andes, was the sacred plant of the Incas. It has been giving energy and vitality to the indigenous Indians for centuries and is known in its homeland as a natural inviigorant and potency enhancer.

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Acerola Camu Camu

The natural vitamin C giving fruits from the Amazon, Acerola and Camu Camu, are doubly valuable in combination. The immune and nervous systems benefit from natural vitamin C, as well as skin, cartilage and bones.

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