The subtle nuances and/or ‘feelings’ after taking Reishi Mushroom:
Often felt as an immediate relief. A pleasant feeling and sense of well-being. If stressed or emotionally distraught there is a nurturing aspect. Calming to the heart. Perhaps its greatest function is that of a Shen tonic. It is unrivaled in its ability to open the Heart, calm the Spirit, and connect us to our higher self. It enhances wisdom and supports spiritual evolution and insight. 

Reishi is known to ease tension, calm the heart and elevate the spirit.

Duanwood Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidium)
One of the most revered herbal substances in Asia, once considered a greater treasure than any jewel and still widely considered in a class of its own. With its 3000-year history 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 interesting discoveries in the West today. Considered an elite substance for the pursuit of radiant health, longevity and spiritual bliss. And despite extensive research, Reishi is still something of a mystery; over 200 nutrients and compounds work together in synergy, baffling Western minds obsessed with identifying each component part and its effect on the whole. “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.

Once reserved for Royalty and considered to be a
greater treasure than any jewel.

  • Elixir of IMMORTALITY
  • Increase SHEN – our Spiritual Energy
  • Strengthen ‘Wei Qi/Chi’-our ‘Auric Field’
  • Adaptogenic qualities for STRESS RELIEF
  • Regarded as a PRECIOUS TONIC for THOUSANDS of years.
  • ENERGY boosting & Improved RELAXATION.
  • KIDNEY & LIVER protection and detoxification.
  • Possible combatant to RADIATION exposure.

History of Reishi
It has been over two thousand years since it was first written about in Shennong’s Pharmacopeia, which is the very first Chinese herbal text.  Reishi was classed at the forefront of the Superior Class herbs.

He wrote about how “continuous consumption of Reishi makes your body light and young, lengthens your life and turns you into one like the immortal who never dies.” Reishi adopted the title, “The Mushroom of Immortality”, and is one of the most treasured and sought after herbs of all time becoming an icon for health, vitality, and longevity.

The Taoists describe it as “elixir of immortality”
that increases the “Shen” or spiritual energy in a person.
Having a reputation as a powerful anti-ageing herb for radiant health.

One of Reishi’s best accolades is its ability to improve the functioning of the immune system whether it’s deficient or excessive (as in autoimmune conditions). It contains a number of compounds that have been connected with certain effects: ganoderic acids inhibit histamine release (useful for allergies) and improve oxygen utilisation and liver function while also being a potent antioxidant free-radical scavengers; polysaccharides attack microbial invaders such as viruses, bacteria and yeast, as well as cancer cells, while leaving healthy ones alone; and beta-1,3-glucan helps regulate and stabilise blood sugar levels while also displaying anti-tumour properties. Equally interesting is reishi’s effect on stress and other nervous system disorders, such as depression, insomnia and anxiety. We can sum up reishi’s use by saying it is an adaptogen; a substance that aids the body in resistance against a wide range of physical, biological and environmental stresses.

Biochemically Reishi is known as an excellent anti-stress herb which likely feeds into its understanding as a spirit balancer. When we feel at peace in ourselves we are more capable to fight illness in the body. In short Reishi’s capacity to increase the capability of our immune system is directly linked to its anti-stress properties. Research indicates Reishi is effective in aiding in the treatment of arthritis, and it possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-bacterial, and anti-allergenic properties.

Other sources of information not listed above: Stephanie Holland on 26 March 2013. Posted by WellBeing Natural Health & Living News much of the compiled research above.