Reishi mushroom, also known as Lingzhi mushroom, is a medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been used for more than 2000 years. It is a non-toxic food so you don’t have to be afraid to consume it for a long period of time or in large quantities. It does not come with side effects.
-Lowers blood pressure
-Immune system booster
-Improves liver functions
-Helps with allergies, bronchitis, asthma, insomnia, hepatitis, anxiety…
Reishi is best absorbed on an empty stomach, with a lot of water. It is also recommended to have it with vitamin C for better absorption. So, you could mix it with another vitamin C rich herb in your tea, and that would do the job.
You can find Reishi mushroom in slices extracts or pulverized. I the Traditional Chinese medicine, they would used dried slices of Reishi and boil them a couple of times, then consume it in a tea or a soup.