Reishi [Ganoderma lucidum]

Taoist priests in the first century were the first to experiment with Reishi by making magic potions with these mushrooms that granted longevity, eternal youth, and immortality.

The fruiting bodies of Reishi contain polysaccharides, specifically a type called beta-glucans, which have been shown to support immune health and overall wellness, as well as normal, healthy cell growth and turnover.

In Chinese, the name lingzhi represents a combination of spiritual potency and the essence of immortality. It is regarded as the “herb of spiritual potency,” symbolizing success, well-being, divine power, and longevity.

Modern herbalists use Reishi to treat various ailments, including chronic fatigue, diabetes, liver toxicity, hepatitis, high cholesterol, tumor growth, and blood clots.

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Ganoderma lucidum. Picked 14 aug 2010 near oak stump. Ukraine, Kiev Oblast,