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Reishi Mushroom
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Ganoderma lucidum

reishi mushroom

plant overview
mellow when dried

Reishi is a mushroom that is native to China and Japan, where it is known as the divine fungus and various other nicknames that relate to longevity and good fortune. Although the fungus is native to Asia, it is not readily found in nature. Instead, reishi is cultivated on wood logs, in sawdust and even liquid mediums. Because of their bitter taste, reishi mushrooms are generally not used fresh. Dried reishi mushrooms, however, are not only mellow in flavor but also yield concentrated polysaccharides and other antioxidant compounds when added to teas, soups and stews.

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Reishi mushroom
Ganoderma lucidum

reishi mushroom

plant overview
mellow when dried

Reishi is a mushroom that is native to China and Japan, where it is known as the divine fungus and various other nicknames that relate to longevity and good fortune. Although the fungus is native to Asia, it is not readily found in nature. Instead, reishi is cultivated on wood logs, in sawdust and even liquid mediums. Because of their bitter taste, reishi mushrooms are generally not used fresh. Dried reishi mushrooms, however, are not only mellow in flavor but also yield concentrated polysaccharides and other antioxidant compounds when added to teas, soups and stews.

01.
A Bit of Botany
a little botanical information on reishi mushroom

description
Ganoderma lucidum is a member of the Ganodermataceae family. This mushroom generally occurs in two different growth forms, one being found in North America while the other is found mainly in the tropics. The North American mushroom is rather large and sessile (fixed in place) with only a small or no stalk; whereas the tropic variety is smaller and has a long, narrow stalk.

Reishi is a polypore mushroom that when fresh is soft, corky, and flat. It features a conspicuous kidney-shaped cap that is red-varnished and depending on the age of the specimen has white to dull brown pores underneath. It lacks gills on its underside and releases its spores through fine pores, leading to its morphological classification as a polypore.

common names & nomenclature
The mushroom's generic name of Ganoderma derives from the Greek word for "brightness; sheen", ganos, hence "shining" and derma "skin". The specific epithet lucidum is Latin for "shining" and tsugae for "hemlock", from Japanese tsuga.

Also known as:
lingzhi, divine fungus, reishi mushroom, mushroom of immortality

for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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