Reishi, also known as the “mushroom of immortality”, is a formidable fungi that has been revered for its beneficial properties for millennia. This mushroom was so exalted in ancient China that it was even incorporated into the art and paintings of the time. Historically, reishi was exclusively reserved for royalty but is now luckily available for all plant and mushroom minded folk to stock their pantries. Bitter in flavor, reishi continues to gain global attention as a mushroom of health and divinity.
Ganoderma species are native to North America, Asia, and Europe. Known as a shelf mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum is often found growing from the trunks of deciduous trees. Reishi is increasingly cultivated on logs, sawdust, and woodchips as the polypore mushroom becomes more popular. The fruiting body has a red veneer exterior with a fanlike, renal-shaped appearance.
Often consumed as an adaptogen, reishi works to balance the body and mind. Reishi mushrooms contain polysaccharides, specifically beta-glucans, which are known to support overall wellness. Modern research has shown that reishi mushroom supports immune health to help you stay feeling your best and supports the body’s immune defenses to stay feeling healthy.*
Reishi has an extensive history in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) where it is known as lingzhi or the “mushroom of immortality”. Revered for thousands of years, this “divine mushroom” was first recorded during the Han dynasty. In TCM, reishi was typically employed as a tonic herb to support the body’s vital energy or Qi. The mushroom was even utilized amongst spiritual communities as an ally in attaining wisdom through its gentle calming and building properties.
Our reishi powder is finely milled from organically cultivated fruiting bodies. Reishi mushroom powder can be made into an extract, decocted as a tea, blended into warm beverages and coffees, or employed as an ingredient in culinary creations.
Precautions No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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