Red Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
The Reishi mushrooms are known to be one of the most potent and profound Tonic Herbs. The Ganoderma family is quite large. Reishi comes in many different colors and each Reishi has it’s slightly different areas that it works on in the body and soul. The Red Reishi seems to be the most complete and well balanced variety out of all the Reishi mushrooms. In Chinese traditional herbal medicine the Reishi is called Lingzhi which roughly translates to “Mushroom of Immortality” and it was used and studied for thousands of years in Asia as a life changing natural medicine that was at times even held back, only to be used by Royals. In more recent times Reishi has become one of the most intensively studied herbs. Modern scientific analysis has now verified what the wise asian herbal doctors knew all along, that Reishi is one of the most powerful adaptogenic natural tonic medicines that exist! An adaptogenic herb like Reishi is an intelligent medicine that contains substances that once ingested, work on creating a state of balance within the body and a state of harmony with the surrounding environment. Reishi enhances our own healing and repairing mechanisms within the body. Reishi never works the same for 2 people. It will create certain reactions in the body, that are beneficial for your individual situation. It allows us to handle stress better due to it’s soothing effect on the nervous system. Reishi also works directly on balancing our immune system. Scientific testing has shown that Reishi has over 100 different polysaccharides and over 100 different triterpenes which actually balance and increase immune system and overall body functions. Vast research has gone into how and why Reishi is able to tonify and overall enhance the Liver functions. It also helps the liver to assimilate, utilize and store nutrients and it supports the liver’s natural detoxification process.
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