One of the oldest and most revered medicinal herbs used throughout the world for millennia, reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum in Latin) is a type of fungus that grows on the sides of trees in the wild. Once cherished by ancient herbalists as “The Mushroom of Immortality” and used to bring happiness, good luck, health and longevity to those who consumed it, today reishi is loved for its powerful adaptogenic qualities.
What is reishi used for?
The parts of reishi which grow above the ground, along with a small section of the roots underground, are used to create a powerful medicinal mushroom extract. This potent natural medicine is used to support the immune system, alleviate stress, strengthen the spirit, relax the mind and encourage sound sleep. Not only that, but it also works to promote longevity, develop spiritual awareness, enhance wellbeing and as a general health tonic.
Highly praised in traditional and modern Chinese medicine, reishi is known in Chinese as “lingzhi”. This translates into something alluding to “supernatural mushroom” or “wonder mushroom”, giving us pause to consider reishi’s deep reverence and the wealth of potential health benefits it contains within.
Although reishi is most often associated with traditional Chinese medicine, it was also used by the Romans who considered it a “Food of the Gods”. It was even used in Egypt, where it was thought to be a gift from the god of the afterlife, Osiris, who praised its longevity-enhancing effects.
For thousands of years, reishi has captured the mind and the imagination. So it’s no surprise this fungi strengthens both the body and the spirit (the Shen). When you come across a reishi in the wild, you’re in the presence of something which holds the wisdom of the forest. And when you use a quality reishi preparation like our RAW Forest Foods’ Reishi Buddha Blend, you can feel this wisdom.
What makes RAW Forest Foods’ Reishi Buddha Blend so special?
Our Reishi Buddha Blend medicinal mushroom extract is a comprehensive reishi blend, created with a unique combination of organic duanwood reishi extract and organically-cultivated raw reishi spores. The organic extract is high in polysaccharides, while the raw spores are rich in beneficial triterpenes.
The result is a deeply comprehensive reishi preparation unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere. Creating a medicinal mushroom extract so effective, powerful and unique is what we set out to do when we began developing it in 2012. And it’s something we can proudly say we achieved.
Before we begin developing any of our RAW Forest Foods products, we always go to the source of our ingredients to ensure everything that goes into what we make is as pure and high integrity as possible. We’ve been to the reishi farm where the spores and extract are harvested to create our medicinal mushroom extract. So you can trust us when we say you won’t find a higher quality extract anywhere else.
What are the benefits of RAW Forest Foods’ Reishi Buddha Blend?
Our Reishi Buddha Blend is masterfully crafted to guarantee the highest quality and integrity reishi available anywhere on the planet. Our medicinal mushroom extract offers all the benefits that herbalists have been taking advantage of for over 4000 years. Including:
- Pain relief;
- Anti-cancer effects;
- Improving coronary artery hemodynamics;
- Enhancing bone marrow nucleated cell proliferation;
- Antioxidant by eliminating hydroxyl free radicals;
- Cardiotonic properties;
- Strengthening and modulating the immune system;
- Alleviating allergy symptoms;
- Preventing bronchitis, including the regeneration of bronchial epithelium;
- Antibacterial, against Staphylococci, Streptococci, and Bacillus pneumoniae;
- Antiviral, by reducing interferon production;
- Lowering blood pressure;
- Physiological effects;
- Expectorant and antitussive properties;
- General immunopotentiation;
- Anti-HIV activity in vitro and in vivo;
- Improving adrenal function.