Known as the “Mushroom of Immortality,”
Reishi or Lingzhi is one of the world’s most researched ingredients that have been shown to exhibit a wide range of health benefits. Reishi is a shiny red, kidney shaped mushroom that grows at the base and stumps of trees like the maple. Reishi shines its vibrant and healing energy. This potent ally is widely known as the “Mushroom of Immortality,” and with good reason. Being one of the essential adaptogen herbs in Chinese medicine, Reishi offers comfort for anxiety. Other attributes are that it has been considered immune-boosting, life-extending, and stimulating to brain neurons. the traditional use of Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) dates back over 2,000 years. During the Han Dynasty, Reishi was honored as a food and medicine for Chinese royalty. Sipping the tea of this woody mushroom was believed to deliver wisdom, longevity, and good fortune. Reishi was so profoundly valued throughout ancient times that it was often portrayed in creative renderings and paintings, indicating its spiritual benefits. Reishi’s Chinese name, “Ling Zhi,” translates to “divine fungus” this alludes to its meditative and heart-opening benefits of this revered fungi. Taoist followers and monks frequently consumed this elixir to intensify enlightenment and spiritual practice. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is considered a “three treasure” herb, meaning that it harmonizes Jing (life force), Qi (energy), and Shen (spirit). Reishi is considered an extraordinary nourishing tonic, and a developing body of research affirms this. Reishi is loaded with adaptogenic, immune-modulating, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-tumor, that manage a broad spectrum of ailments. It’s no surprise this therapeutic adaptogen is growing in popularity in our modern world!
How Reishi supports wellness:
Quiets the Nervous System
Reishi is a nerve tonic and adaptogen. It guides the body to homeostasis and encourages it to adapt to mental and environmental stressors. This mushroom works effortlessly to quiet the spirit, renew balance and groundedness.
Restores Immune Function
Historically, Reishi mushrooms have been used to strengthen the immune system, working both preventatively and as a remedy for many ailments. Reishi contains Polysaccharides – the plant sterols that rejuvenate cells, fight infection, and build immunity.
Maintains Adrenal Health
If our bodies are emotionally and mentally stressed, we release the stress hormone cortisol to help comfort the impact of stress. While cortisol is a valuable hormone, prolonged stress can drive overproduction and, ultimately, adrenal fatigue. Reishi can help control cortisol levels, establishing a more harmonious, resilient response to stress.
Reduces Inflammation & Relieves Allergy Symptoms
Reishi offers vital nutrients, antioxidants, beta-glucans, and amino acids that optimize and protect our cells and reduces inflammation. At the same time, Reishi can soothe seasonal allergies. Modern research and herbal tradition show that Reishi’s polysaccharides help inhibit histamine release and suppress the inflammatory response.
Promotes Liver Health
Research suggests that the potent antioxidant levels in Reishi may increase liver function and inhibit liver disease. Reishi plant compounds increase the body’s capacity to purify unwanted toxins and bacteria. At the same time, they are encouraging the production of liver enzymes. Animal research suggests that Reishi may help reduce inflammation and damage in the liver.
Add Reishi to your routine:
There are endless ways to add Reishi to your healing routine and receive the benefits of this immortal mushroom! Adding our Reishi Concentrated Powder to your favorite recipes is a convenient and effortless way to benefit from this mushroom. Tinctures are an easy way to get your daily dose.