Reishi, also known as the “Mushroom of Immortality,” is a medicinal mushroom revered in East Asian medicine for its health-promoting properties. Nowadays, Western countries are starting to pick up on the benefits of this natural medicine.
What are Reishi Mushrooms?
Reishi is a medicinal mushroom that is commonly used for its health benefits in East Asian countries like China and Japan. The word Reishi is the Japanese name of the mushroom while Lingzhi is the Chinese name. In East Asian cultures, Reishi is known to promote health and longevity.
In nature, Reishi can be found in forests within Asia, Europe, and North & South America. It prefers subtropical and temperate climates and grows on either living or dead trees.
The surface of Reishi appears glossy but up close it has a woody texture. However, the most distinct part of Reishi mushrooms is their shape.
If you see a small kidney growing out of a tree, then don’t be alarmed: you have found a Reishi mushroom!
Although there are about 2000 classes of Reishi mushrooms, only 6 (red, black, blue, white, yellow, and purple) have been studied to analyse their potential health benefits.
Speaking of health benefits, what are Reishi mushrooms good for?
The Benefits of Reishi Mushroom
Various research is being conducted into identifying how Reishi mushrooms could be included in modern medical treatments. Outside of more serious medical treatments, Reishi mushrooms have plenty of everyday health benefits.
These health benefits include:
- Boosting your immune system
- Fighting fatigue
- Helping with relaxation
How to Use Reishi Mushroom Powder
Due to being tough and bitter, Reishi mushrooms are usually ingested in liquids (eg. tinctures), capsules, and powders. Here we focus on how to use mushroom powder specifically.
To use Reishi mushroom powder, simply add the recommended dosage (usually a scoop) to whatever drink you desire. If you take this mushroom in the morning, we recommend adding it to your favourite caffeinated beverage.
Even just adding it to your water bottle will help you reap the benefits of Reishi.
Side Effects of Reishi
Like with most medicinal products, Reishi mushroom powder has some potential side effects to be aware of.
Reishi mushrooms can cause allergic reactions, so if one occurs, stop the use of Reishi mushrooms immediately. This allergic reaction usually occurs after 3 to 6 months of continued use and manifests as dryness in your mouth, throat, or nasal passages.
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