Reishi (Ganoderma) Mushrooms
Reishi or Ganoderma lucidum mushroom is one of the first medicinal strains South Florida fungi began to cultivate. Also known as “the mushroom of immortality”, “mushroom of spiritual potency”, “ruler of herbs”. Reishi has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for at least two thousand years, with the first known written records dating back to 206 BC. Used as a source of longevity and vitality, Reishi is one of the most well studied and widely researched of the mushrooms. It has the ability to boost the body’s immune system to protect it against
pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and parasites. The compounds in Reishi work both externally and internally to keep you looking young by reducing dermal oxidation and protecting your cellular DNA and mitochondria from oxidant damage. Reishi is made up of polysaccharides and triterpenes. The polysaccharides act as immunomodulators and have been credited to lowering blood pressure, stabilizing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and inhibiting tumor growth in some cancers.
The benefits of this tea come from water-soluble polysaccharides known as beta-glucans. These molecules are thought to:
Stimulate the immune system to fight infection and foreign cells
Inhibit tumor growth
Lower blood pressure
Stabilize blood sugar
Reishi Tea Recipe:
Dried reishi mushrooms
A standard reishi recommendation is 3 – 5 grams a day, although doses up to 15 grams are not uncommon for more serious illnesses. Water and reishi amounts are up to you, but i about 4 – 5 cups of water for every 3 – 5 grams of reishi. Let it simmer for 30-50 miu This will boil down to a fraction of the original amount. Add honey (optional) and enjoy!
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