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 used in herbal medicine as an adaptogen. It helps your body adapt to stress. It is non-toxic and safe for long-term use. This grounding mushroom helps you to chill out and adapt to whatever life throws your way.
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 pulverize. Traditional Chinese medicine would use dried slices of Reishi and boil them a couple of times, then consume it in a tea or a soup. Reishi mushroom supplements can be found at health stores and online sold as powders, liquid extracts, capsules and even as teas.