One of the most popular herbal tonics out there, Reishi are medicinal mushrooms that have been revered in Chinese medicine as the ‘mushroom of immortality’ or ‘herb of spiritual potency’ for over 3,000 years. Reishi has traditionally been used as an antiaging herb and has been used for many dieseases and disorders as well.
Reishi improves the functioning of the immune system whether the immune system is deficient or excessive. It helps fight autoimmune diseases such as allergies.
Reishi is widely used in Asia to improve the cardiovascular system. It helps lower LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and reduce excess fatty acids. It has been found to prevent and treat hardening of the arteries, angina, and shortness of breath associated with coronary heart disease.
It is an approved drug for some kinds of cancer in Japan and has been used safely and effectively, often in conjunction with other drugs or radiation. It has been demonstrated that Reishi can help reduce the side effects of many kinds of chemotherapy and radiation treatment and simultaneously contribute to the rebuilding of the immune system – an essential part of the recovery from cancer.
Reishi is a superb antistress herb. It has routinely been used by mountain hermits, monks, Daoist adepts and spiritual seekers throughout Asia because it was believed to help calm the mind , ease tension, strengthen the nerves, improve memory, sharpen concentration and focus, build willpower, and, as a result, help build wisdom. This is why it was called the Mushroom of Spiritual Potency by these seekers.
HOW TO USE IT: Mix 2 grams (1/2 tsp.) in warm water or tea. Excellent addition to soups, smoothies, raw chocolates, and more!