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Known as the Mushroom of Immortality, the reishi mushroom enjoys an ancient reputation as somewhat of a miracle fungus. Revered as the most powerful tonic in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this rare medicinal mushroom is considered a foundational substance, a tonic that practitioners recommend enjoying daily. We have incorporated cinnamon and rooibos into this blend to maintain all of the benefits of reishi while providing a sweet, nurturing flavor.
What Exactly is Reishi Mushroom
This highly respected fungus makes its home in East Asia, and has been an important part of Chinese culture for more than 2,000 years. In fact, reishi is the oldest mushroom to be used among herbalists the world over. Reishi mushroom likes dead things … really! Reishi prefers growing on trees that are either dead or dying, and, ironically, sometimes grows off a particular type of hemlock. (Socrates is said to have committed suicide by ingesting a drink made with hemlock.) It boasts a shiny, red hue that gets darker as it ages. These mushrooms are loyalists, committing to growing on the same tree for years.
If you’re into the etymology of words, the two-thousand-year-old Chinese history of the name of the lingzhi fungus provides enthusiasts with some intrigue. In the Chinese language, lingzhi is a compound. Ling means “spirit, spiritual; soul; miraculous; sacred; divine,” and zhi translates to “plant of longevity; fungus; mushroom.” Put together, the name makes sense, and tells you all you need to know about this well-reputed mushroom.
- Reishi Mushroom Known as the “mushroom of immortality,” and “divine plant of longevity,” this medicinal fungus is known to promote healthy cell growth; an anti-inflammatory powerhouse; improves immune function; supports healthy blood pressure.
- Rooibos Centuries old, full flavored, caffeine-free tea that supports a healthy cardiovascular system; contains antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergic properties.
- Cinnamon Extracts from the bark of the cinnamon tree have been incorporated into traditional medicine formulas around the globe, adding to this blend not only a distinct flavor, but extra benefits as well.
- Licorice Root A versatile adaptogen, this ingredient has anti-inflammatory, expectorant, and mild laxative properties. Licorice root also contributes a delicious sweet essence.
The Health Benefits of Reishi Mushroom
A compound isolated from the lingzhi mushroom has been shown to contain a similar chemical make-up to that of steroid hormones. The medical field has tested this component, and some results indicate that reishi mushroom has the potential to stimulate one’s immune system.
What Does Reishi Mushroom Taste Like?
Although the raw reishi mushroom, as well as some reishi mushroom teas have been said to have a bitter, unpleasant taste, we’ve crafted this blend to provide a somewhat sweet, spicy flavor that brings delight with every sip. This is a brew you will come to again and again, so make sure to keep in in stock.
Avoid drinking Reishi Mushroom Tea if you are taking blood thinners.