Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidium) is one of the most revered and legendary herbal substances in Asia. Considered a tonic herb consumed for the attainment of radiant health, longevity and spiritual alignment. The Taoists describe it as “elixir of immortality”, increasing the “Shen” or spiritual energy in a person.

With a history of over 3000 years of use and folklore, Western scientists continue to conduct research that supports the large body of exciting anecdotal evidence that makes this mushroom one of the most intriguing discoveries in the West today.

Reishi is still something of a mystery to the scientific minds obsessed with identifying each component and its effect on the whole; how over 200 nutrients and compounds work together in synergy. This you could say is the Mystery and the gift.

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Serving Size: Start out with a ½ teaspoon and see how you go… increase to 1 teaspoon if it feels right. ½ teaspoon is 2.5 grams.

Directions: Ready to mix straight into hot water.
…or your favourite drink and there seem to be some synergistic relationships with other drinks. We like to mix it with one of the following: Double or Nothing Organic Coffee, Earth Heartbeat Joyous Green Tea, Soul Fire Cocoa Genesis Organic raw cocoa powder or other Earth Heartbeat Superfood Mushroom extracts.

Ingredients: 10:1 Duanwood Reishi Mushroom Extract (USDA organic-cultivated on liquid fermentation from China)

*These statements have not been evaluated by the TGA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.

Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidium) is one of the most revered and legendary herbal substances in Asia, once considered a greater treasure than any jewel and still widely considered in a class of its own.

With a history of over 3000 years of use and folklore, Western scientists continue to conduct research that supports the large body of exciting anecdotal evidence that makes this mushroom one of the most intriguing discoveries in the West today.

Considered an elite tonic herb consumed for the attainment of radiant health, longevity and spiritual bliss.  Reishi is still something of a mystery to the scientific minds obsessed with indentifying each component and its effect on the whole – How do over 200 nutrients and compounds work together in synergy? This you could say is the Mystery and the gift.

Traditional, Taoist and Chinese describe Reishi’s activity in terms ofjing, qi/chi andshen, otherwise known as “the three treasures”. “Reishi regulates the energy (qi/chi) available to a person, which we can compare to a flame. It will prevent it from burning too low or too high, spending your candle (the jing) too quickly. The glow of the flame (the shen) improves as the body functions harmonise, and health flourishes,” explains Jonathan L. Raymond, herbalist and Ayurvedic therapist at Project Envie in Montreal, Canada. The Taoists describe Reishi as “elixir of immortality” that increases the “Shen” or spiritual energy in a person.

One of Reishi’s best accolades is its ability to improve the functioning of the immune system whether it’s deficient or excessive. It is considered an adaptogen; a substance that aids the body in resistance against a wide range of physical, biological and environmental stresses. “What [researchers] have found is that Reishi harmonises the functions of the nervous, cardiac, endocrine and immune systems, having different effects according to the needs of the individual,” says Jonathan L. Raymond, herbalist and Ayurvedic therapist at Project Envie in Montreal, Canada. It is said to help build up our “stress defense shield” which likely feeds into its understanding as a spirit balancer. Hence, when we feel at peace in ourselves we are more capable to fight illness in the body.

One good reason to add to your coffee

Reishi is known to ease tension, calm the heart and elevate the spirit. This cardiotonic action is precisely why it is added to coffee to regulate the effects of the caffeine. Reishi is known to ease tension, and promote peace of mind by transforming negative energy in the body in the same way that the mushroom transforms decayed material in a tree into life-giving nourishment.

There is a vast reference of information on Reishi. Check it out for yourself or start with Holland’s article posted by Well-being Natural Health & Living News on March 26, 2013.See: http://www.wellbeing.com.au – and put in the search bar ‘Reishi mushroom’. We have utilised some of this material in this writing here.