Regarded by ancient herbalists as the ‘mushroom of immortality,’ reishi is traditionally used in Chinese medicine to support healthy immune system function and promote a healthy stress response. A famous Shen tonic, reishi is recommended to calm and balance the spirit, and to enhance sleep quality. It strengthens the Heart, Kidneys, Lungs, and Liver - it is one of those special herbs that work on all Three Treasures (Jing, Qi, and Shen), as well as all the five Daoist organ systems.
In China, reishi is known as ling zhi means 'spirit plant' or 'tree of life mushroom.' The Chinese character for ling zhi is composed of three characters that represent a shaman praying for rain. The Latin translation of Ganoderma is ‘gano’ (shiny) ‘derma’ (skin).
Reishi is extremely rare in the wild and was once reserved use amongst emperors and royalty only. Immortalised all throughout Chinese art, temples, statues, and paintings - reishi mushroom was held in the highest esteem among Chinese royalty and is surrounded by many legends over the past 4 millennia. Kuan Yin, known as the goddess of healing, was occasionally depicted carrying a reishi mushroom. This polypore was extremely prized amongst the Orient and often hung above doorways as a protector.
Reishi is high in beta-glucans and over 100+ distinct varieties of polysaccharides. Triterpenes are the compounds in reishi responsible for the bitter taste that reishi possesses. Triterpenes are only extracted via ethanol and hot water; this is why we dual-extract SuperFeast Reishi.
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine to:
- Balance spirit
- Support healthy immune system function
- Improve sleep quality / deep sleep
SuperFeast Reishi is carefully dual-extracted and sourced Di Dao from the Dabie Mountains in China. See full sourcing details below.
No contraindications have been reported in the medical literature concerning the consumption of reishi mushroom. If you are on blood thinners or blood pressure medication, please check with your prescribing doctor if reishi is appropriate for you. Reishi is considered safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding; please consult your healthcare provider before adding reishi to your herbal regime during these sensitive times.
Store below 30°C in a cool, dry place.
Keep out of reach of children.
Packed in Australia from imported ingredients.
Talk to a TCM practitioner/health professional if you are unsure if this medicine is right for you.