Presentation of REISHI
Plant of immortality.
Known as lingzhi in Chinese (literally translated as “mushroom of immortality”) reishi’s wellness benefits have been touted for 4,000 years. Representations of the mushroom began to appear in Taoist art in the 1400s, symbolizing luck and good health, and it appeared in the first Chinese pharmacopeia during the Ming Dynasty. Before traditional Chinese practitioners began to cultivate it, reishi was so expensive that only members of the noble classes could afford it, adding to its reputation as the “divine mushroom.” According to Taoist legend, the Isles of the Immortals held secret groves where the sacred mushroom grew lushly.
Healing Benefits of Reishi Mushroom
I knew mushrooms could be good for you, but this “Queen of Mushrooms”
has an especially amazing ability to heal and balance the body
Regulates the Immune System
Protects Against Cancer
Blood Sugar Help
Help for Seasonal Allergies
Are Reishi Mushrooms Safe?
Reishi mushrooms are considered a safe herb to consume when used appropriately. The method of extraction is important though. Some adverse reactions were associated with certain extracts from contaminated sources.
Safety of reishi for small children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, or those with liver disease hasn’t been established. It’s always best to talk with your doctor to discuss whether reishi is right for your family.
As a medicinal herb, reishi is top notch. Reishi is best as a tincture, tea, or in mushroom coffee tea.