What is it?
The Reishi mushroom is a tough and woody fungus, which has been used as a traditional Chinese herbal medicine for thousands of years.
The mushroom is said to be a health tonic used to promote longevity, and is historically referred to as the “mushroom of immortality”.
One of the oldest mushrooms known to have been used medicinally, it is also known as Lingzhi mushroom.
Ancient royalty drank reishi tea believing its properties encouraged vigor and long life, and would increase their wisdom and happiness.
What does the research say?
Scientists have found that the Reishi mushroom has properties which specifically support heart and liver function, as well as improving overall immune health.
With anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties the fungi is used to specifically strengthen the immune system, also warding off allergies and inflammation.
With such strong immune building and disease fighting properties, the Reishi mushroom is worthy of being incorporated into the diet. The flow-on effects of boosting the immune system are hugely beneficial, presenting major implications for those suffering from diseases where the immune system is compromised.
It is also believed to support general wellbeing and memory.
It is rarely used in cooking due to its bitter woody taste and is primarily used for medicinal purposes.
Matakana Superfoods sells Reishi mushroom extract in a capsule form, and it is recommended that you take one to two capsules per day to improve general vitality and health.
- Immune support
- General tonic for vitality
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