Other FormsReishi Reishi (mushroom) Reishi Extract Reishi Fruitbodies Reishi minimum 4%triterpenes, 12.5%polusaccharides Reishi Mushroom Reishi Mushroom Extract Fruiting Body Reishi Mushroom Mycelia Powder Reishi Mushroom Mycelium/Brown Rice Biomass Reishi Mycelia Biomass Reishi Mycelium Reishi, Dried Extract Red Reishi Mushroom Extract
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) is a wild mushroom that favors decaying logs in coastal China, Reishi is now cultivated throughout China, Japan, Korea, and North America. Although it appears in 6 different colors, the red variety is the one most commonly used. The mushroom's active ingredients, called ganoderic acids, appear to combat high blood pressure and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They may also discourage blood platelets from clumping together, thus reducing the risk of dangerous clots. Preliminary research has shown immun modulating, anti-aging, cardiovascular, antiviral, antibacterial, hypoglycemic, and hepatoprotective effects.
Reishi has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 4,000 years to treat asthma, cough, fatigue, insomnia, and weakness.Reishi contains a high amounts of adenosine. The flesh is often described as tough and woody with a bitter taste.
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Cautions Orally, reishi may cause dryness of mouth, throat and nasal area; itchiness; stomach upset; and nosebleed.