Reishi

ReishiGanoderma lucidum

Part used: Fruiting body

Energetics: Bitter, cooling, drying

Actions: Immune modulating and enhancing, anti-tumour, adaptogen, tonic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, nervine, relaxant, stimulant, anti-allergic.

Indications: 

  • Chronic fatigue, weakened immunity, chronic infections or inflammation, convalescence, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, HIV/AIDS
  • As a relaxing adaptogen for anxiety or overstimulation in constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Adjunct therapy in cancer during chemotherapy and radiation
  • Tonic for the elderly

This medicinal fungus, also known as the “king of mushrooms”, has been used for over 4000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine due to its various healing abilities. Reishi translates to “divine mushroom” or “spirit mushroom”, bestowing its primary value as the “essence of immortality”.

Studies demonstrate that reishi has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and adaptogenic abilities that allow them to help curb the negative effects of physical and mental stress, bringing the body back into balance and harmony. Amongst others, consuming reishi is beneficial for improving the body’s immune function, mental clarity, increasing longevity, and boosting defences against diseases/infections. [1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

Reishi is used in our Spark Dust