Reishi Mushrooms - a traditional superfood

Reishi Mushrooms - a traditional superfood

The reishi mushroom, also known by their scientific name Ganoderma lucidum, are an edible type of medicinal fungus that has been used for its healing abilities for thousands of years. It fits the definition of a true superfood. Also known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, these mushrooms are anti-inflammatory and tied to longevity, better immune function and mental clarity, earning them the nickname “king of mushrooms.”

Throughout history in holistic medicine, reishi mushrooms have been considered adaptogenic herbs. This means they help your body deal with the negative effects of stress, such as increased inflammation, depleted energy levels, damaged blood vessels and various types of hormonal imbalances. Studies have repeatedly shown that reishi mushrooms have antioxidant abilities that allow them to strengthen the body’s defenses against cancer, autoimmune conditions, heart disease, allergies, infections and more.

For most of history in Traditional Chinese Medicine, fully grown reishi mushrooms were dried, cut into slices, boiled in hot water and then steeped to make a healing tea/soup.

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By Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS

March 10, 2019