Reishi mushroom is also know as Ganoderma Lucidum and nicknamed “the mushroom of immortality,” is a red-brown, woody mushroom long known for its immune system and general health boosting properties in east asian medicine. It is now one of the oldest herbal mushrooms used in today’s medicine.
It has been used for centuries in China as it has been thought to aid patients with a large variety of medical conditions. As the mushroom was rare and expensive treatments were reserved for royalty. Through technological advancements growing Reishi Mushrooms has now become a reality thus lowering the cost of this mushroom making it available to the everyday person.
Within the mushroom, there are several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, that may be responsible for its health effects
- Immune Support
- Anti- Cancer Properties
- Fights Fatigue and Depression
- Blood Sugar Control
- Heart Health
- Skin Health
- Reduce Stress
- Lung Conditions
- High Blood Pressure
and so much more!
The Reishi mushroom is thought to improve the body’s immune system and aid in rehabilitating the immune system if needed. While some of today’s western medicine actually don’t work as well after a period with Reishi Mushroom the body nerves seems to fully get used to the effects that is has , thus promoting a stronger immune system
People who have allergies may find some relief when using Reishi Mushroom. In addition people who suffer from simple mental problems such as stress, concentration problems, fatigue and sleep deprivation have also found the mushroom to be of tremendous aid- thus aiding in stress, fatigue and depression.
Reishi Mushroom has also been known to prevent health problems that may lead to more serious problems such as heart attack or other heart conditions. It is claimed that it can also help people with liver disorders, blood circulation , lung disorders and even help with symptoms of HIV.
The Reishi Mushroom also is known to have wonderful effects on the skin as it helps to increase the delivery of nutrients to the skin. It may also help control acne and minimize fine lines and age spots which can only make you look younger!
Wondering about how to take these mushrooms?
Well, first, there are many varieties of reishi, the most common of which has a soft, cork-like texture and an ear-shaped cap that ranges in color from red-orange to black. The reishi mushroom has a rather bitter, woody taste, which is why it is traditionally prepared in a tea or as an extract.
Due to its growing status as a veritable panacea, the reishi mushroom is now cultivated commercially throughout the world and is available in a variety of formats from teas and tinctures to capsules and can even be found in superfood protein powder blends. In other words, reishi mushrooms might not taste completely amazing on their own, but when mixed and consumed in the right way, they can be straight-up delicious and incredibly nutritious! Whatever way you decide to eat them, your body will thank you!
As with all types of treatment one should always consult with the medical practitioner before starting any type of therapy, we suggest you check with your doctor should you want to try alternative remedies.