Aug 17, 2019
Internationally this incredible mushroom is known by its Japanese name, Reishi.
The Chinese name Ling Zhi translates as the "Herb of Spiritual Potency" and was highly prized as an "Elixir of Immortality" as it was believed to bring eternal youth and longevity.
The 2200 years old scripture "The Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing" is considered today the oldest book on oriental herbal medicine that offers the classification of 365 species of roots of grass, woods, furs, animals and stones in three categories. The first category, called Superior, includes herbs effective for multiple diseases and mostly responsible for maintaining and restoring the body balance. They have no unfavourable side effects. Reishi mushroom is ranked number one of the superior medicines.
Reishi mushroom is also known by the name Lucky Fungus. In the Taoist tradition, Reishi mushroom is said to enhance spiritual receptivity and it was used by monks to calm the spirit and mind. It is also considered a symbol of feminine sexuality as it refines the beauty and complexion.
Reishi mushroom has been used in traditional oriental medicine for more than 4,000 years to treat liver disorders, hypertension, fortify the bones and tendons, diminish the nervous tension, treat the general fatigue and weakness, arthritis, deafness and other ailments.
The numerous studies and observations prove that Reishi mushroom has multiple benefits in a very wide range of diseases and symptoms, shows no side effects and can be consumed in high dosages and in combination with other medications.
Reishi mushroom has strong immune-stimulating properties due to the fact that it contains a high amount of polysaccharides that are essential for proper functioning of the immune system.