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Tuesday
Jan192016

Reishi : The Fungus of Youth

With an intriguing shape like a provocative sculpture, the delightfully colorful reishi mushroom has been a revered health tonic in Asia since the days when Samurai roamed the countryside. In Japan, it’s called mannentake. The Chinese call it “Ling Zhi” or “the mushroom of immortality”, and it was once considered a plant from the gods.

Cheaper than a facelift and with none of the polished corporate marketing of Botox, the reishi mushroom is still the go-to youth tonic in Asian countries. If only Ponce De Leon had known about it, he could have avoided all those hungry alligators and hostile natives, and just brewed some reishi tea.

And unlike the mythical fountain of youth, recent medical science has indicated that the primary active ingredient in the reshi mushroom  - water-soluble polysaccharides  - can actually help regulate the immune system and internal organ function. Reishi mushrooms are grown primarily for medicinal use, and are easily dried for use in teas and tinctures. Cinnamon sticks and ginger are sometimes brewed along with the tea to help soften the bitter flavor.


Often taken as a daily tonic, reishi tea has been used to treat anxiety, high blood pressure, hepatitis, bronchitis, insomnia, and asthma.

The other active ingredient in reishi mushrooms -  triterpenes , or  ganoderic acids  - are bitter in taste, and can help inhibit histamine release, and alleviate many allergy symptoms. Triterpenes have also been shown to improve oxygen utilization and liver function.

Ready to watch those crows feet slip away like a geisha in the night, or  live long enough to see daily shuttles to  Mars? Like shiitake and oyster mushrooms, reishi can be easily cultivated outdoors on hardwood logs, or indoors using sterilized sawdust substrate.

 

It’s native to southern climates and grows especially well outdoors in the Southern US. Depending on light, temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels during fruiting reishi will take one of two forms -  a seashell like shape that forms when light levels, airflow and humidity are high, or a branched shape that resembles a set of antlers that forms in lower levels of light and airflow.



 

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