Perfect for: Regulating your immune system and calming your mind
Botanical name: Ganoderma lucidum
Botanical family: Ganodermataceae
Part of the plant used: Mushroom
Active substances: Polysaccharides, Beta-glucans, Triterpenes
Origin: China, Japan
Reishi is particularly known for regulating the immune system, lowering cholesterol, calming the mind and rebalancing the whole body.
Also known as lingzhi in traditional Chinese medicine, Reishi is one of the oldest mushrooms used therapeutically. The word lingzhi means the combination of spiritual power and the essence of immortality. Reishi is indeed considered "the herb of spiritual power", symbolizing success, well-being, divine power and longevity.
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Study #1 on the hepatic (liver) and antioxidant properties of Reishi
Study #2 on the immune properties of Reishi
Study #3 on the de-stressing and detoxifying properties of Reishi