More about Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum)
Also known as “Ling Zhi” meaning “Herb of spiritual potency”. Reishi has been used for more than 4000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is believed to be the oldest mushroom used in medicine and is one of the most respected medicinal mushrooms today.
Other names: Ling Zhi, Lucky Fungus
It is known to promote good blood circulation and prevent diseases that are related to blood vessels and circulatory system. Ganoderma is helpful for normalizing blood pressure and treating high cholesterol.
Ganoderma Lucidum Plant Info
The reishi mushroom, referred to as the “Mushroom of Immortality” in ancient texts, is an edible type of medicinal fungus that has been used for its healing abilities for thousands of years and fits the definition of a true superfood. Ganoderma Lucidum mushrooms belong to the most important elements of classic Chinese and Japanese medicines. Traditonally people ate them daily to cleanse their bodies and keep them healthy.
Ganoderma Lucidum belongs to the Polyporaceae (Polypore family). The Latin word lucidum means “shiny” or “brilliant”, and refers to the varnished surface of Reishi’s cap, which is reddish orange to black. The Mushroom is also known by the name Lucky Fungus. They grow wild on decaying logs and tree stumps in the coastal provinces of China. The fruiting body of the mushroom is employed medicinally.
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