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Reishi Mushroom Slices - 250g (Medicinal Mushroom)

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Reishi Mushroom Slices - 250g (Medicinal Mushroom)

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Reishi mushroom is known among practitioners of Chinese medicine as the “king of herbs.” The Eastern world has been using reishi for thousands of years, particularly in China and Japan. Even the ancient kings and emperors drank Reishi tea because it was believed that its properties encouraged vigor and long life. They also thought that the tea would increase their wisdom and happiness. Reishi mushroom is used for boosting the immune system. Other uses include reducing stress and preventing fatigue.

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Reishi Mushrooms are one of the most revered herbs in traditional Chinese Medicine. Reishi, known as “Ling Zhi” in China, was referred to as the “herb of spiritual potency” and the “ten thousand year mushroom.” References to reishi extract’s use go back as far as 100 B.C. Immortality Quest Reishi extract is made exclusively from wood grown fruit bodies and is a combination of both hot water and ethanol extractions. Reishi mushroom is a fungus that some people describe as “tough” and “woody” with a bitter taste. The fruiting body (above-ground part) and mycelium (filaments connecting a group of mushrooms) are used as medicine.

The benefits of Reishi Mushrooms were historically well known. Reishis are also beneficial for people suffering from asthma and other respiratory conditions because it seems to have a healing effect on the lungs. They are good for building respiratory strength and curbing a cough. They can help support health in your heart as well as being an anti-inflamatory while also supporting joints, mind and a healhy blood pressure.

So exactly what is it in reishi mushrooms that give it so many health benefits?
Scientists have learned one active ingredient is polysaccharides, which contain beta glucan. Beta glucan is known for its ability to enhance the immune system – in fact it is one of the strongest immune system supplements there is. Another ingredient in reishi is triterpenes. The type found in reishi mushrooms is a ganoderic acid that has been proven in studies to ease the symptoms of allergies by stopping the release of histamines. It also can improve the body’s use of oxygen and help the liver function better.

The benefits of reishi mushrooms are so well known and proven that you can get them in forms that are much convenient that slicing them up and cooking with them. You can buy them dried such as here , ground into powder or even as an extract (See related products) In any of these forms reishi mushrooms can be used as a dietary supplement.

  • Healthy joints.
  • Immunity.
  • Energy. 
  • Healthy lungs.

Antioxidants
These mushrooms are very strong antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from the negative effects of free radicals that are formed inside the body by daily exposure to the sun, chemicals, and pollutants. Reishis are proven to boost the immune system, especially when taken with other antioxidant supplements.

Respiratory
Reishis are also beneficial for people suffering from asthma and other respiratory conditions because it seems to have a healing effect on the lungs. They are good for building respiratory strength and curbing a cough.

Anti-inflammatory
Reishi mushrooms have anti-inflammatory properties and are therefore used sometimes for patients who have Alzheimer’s and heart disease. This is based on the idea that inflammation plays a part in each of these conditions. The pain that accompanies other inflammatory conditions like neuralgia and arthritis may also be lessened by reishi mushroom supplements.

Heart Health
As far as benefits for the heart, reishi mushrooms can improve the flow of blood to the heart and reduce the amount of oxygen the heart consumes. It can help to lower cholesterol and some of the ingredients may help combat high blood pressure.

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  • Reishi Mushroom Slices - 100% Natural.
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.

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  • These slices are best used to make a tea. can be boiled and other ingredients can be added such as Chaga. 
  • Simmer in water, or red wine, simmer for at least 1 hour, further wine or water can be added. Some people will boil lightly for a few hours or even over night. 
  • The recommended dose when using Reishi Mushrooms as a dietary supplement is 1 - 9 grams of the dried powder variety.
  • Or as directed by your Herbalist or healthcare practitioner.

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  • Size: 250g
  • Origin: China.
  • Container: Machine sealed pouch.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase:  1 - 2 years. 
  • Storage: Store in a cool dry place, out of sunlight.

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