The polysaccharide content of reishi mushroom is responsible for possible anticancer and immunostimulatory effects.

The polysaccharide content of reishi mushroom is responsible for possible anticancer and immunostimulatory effects.

Hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the ``mushroom of immortality`` and the ``medicine of kings,`` you'd expect reishi to offer you some pretty astounding health benefits, right?

Hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the ``mushroom of immortality`` and the ``medicine of kings,`` you'd expect reishi to offer you some pretty astounding health benefits, right?

Ganoderma is not often used in cooking because they are hard and have a bitter taste.

Ganoderma is not often used in cooking because they are hard and have a bitter taste.

For over 2,000 years, the Reishi mushroom (Latin: Ganoderma Lucidium Chinese: Lingzhi) has been revered as one of the most sought-after and powerful tonics.

For over 2,000 years, the Reishi mushroom (Latin: Ganoderma Lucidium Chinese: Lingzhi) has been revered as one of the most sought-after and powerful tonics.

In China and Japan, Reishi mushroom has been used for more than 4,000 years to treat a variety of ailments.

In China and Japan, Reishi mushroom has been used for more than 4,000 years to treat a variety of ailments.

Reishi mushroom is a fungus that some people describe as “tough” and “woody” with a bitter taste.

Reishi mushroom is a fungus that some people describe as “tough” and “woody” with a bitter taste.

The reishi mushroom actually brings your candida index down. So, if you’re battling candida, like so many of us are -- this herb may be an excellent addition to you healing.

The reishi mushroom actually brings your candida index down. So, if you’re battling candida, like so many of us are -- this herb may be an excellent addition to you healing.

The water-soluble polysaccharides, are active ingredients found in the red reishi mushroom

The water-soluble polysaccharides, are active ingredients found in the red reishi mushroom

In China, reishi mushroom is considered one of the best herbs to increase longevity. This adaptogenic mushroom has been shown to:

In China, reishi mushroom is considered one of the best herbs to increase longevity. This adaptogenic mushroom has been shown to:

I asked an elderly Japanese friend why she looks so young for her age. She said she drinks tea made with reishi mushrooms.

I asked an elderly Japanese friend why she looks so young for her age. She said she drinks tea made with reishi mushrooms.

You have probably heard them being touted as a great medicinal mushroom and a wonderful healer.

You have probably heard them being touted as a great medicinal mushroom and a wonderful healer.

Widely known as an immune modulator, this gorgeous mushroom is also a superb nervous system tonic, both soothing and restorative.

Widely known as an immune modulator, this gorgeous mushroom is also a superb nervous system tonic, both soothing and restorative.