Reishi Mushroom is known in the world of Chinese medicine as Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi) and is considered to be a very powerful medicine. For those who are against using mushrooms, Reishi mushroom is not a psychoactive mushroom. This is one healthy mushroom, so you certainly do not need to worry about hallucinating or going out of your mind.
Best Way to Use this Mushroom
Reishi mushroom can be used in many ways. The best way being its use as a tea.
This is one strong mushroom we do not recommend you try to blend it, especially when it is dried. This is due to the cellular structure of this mushroom. It has very strong polysaccharide chitin structure that makes it very resistant to breaking down. It feels like rubbery cork like material.
Reishi is a mushroom that is readily available dried and looks like beefy slices of mushroom.
To make a good, potent tea, you can simply make a tea by getting eight to ten dried slices of Reishi and adding them to a quart (32 ounces) of boiling water.
Let your Reishi mushroom slices simmer in your tea kettle or pot full of hot water for about 20 minutes to get a strong brew. Ten minutes or less if you want a medium strength tea.
Now, be forewarned, the taste is uniquely bitter because along with the excessive bitterness is a moderate earthy undertone.
Personally speaking, although I am not a fan of bitter foods; however, I have grown accustomed to the bitterness of this tea and have learned to like it. And in fact find it highly palatable and now look forward to drinking it as part if my cleansing regimen.
Benefits of Reishi Mushroom
Reishi mushroom has many healing properties and is great for bolstering or boosting your body’s immune system.
Mushroom Tea is great for lung related conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, chronic cough, to list a few.
Reishi mushroom tea is alkaline, so it helps
neutralize acid in the body and can be
great for counteracting stress related issues and conditions that have negative effects on the body.
Reishi mushroom has also been shown to help with high blood pressure so it may prove useful include it in your daily regimen if you suffer from high blood pressure. But do be sure to consult with your doctor.
Disclaimer: We are not certified to give you medical advise. We are just sharing information we find to be useful.
Other ways you can Use Reishi Mushroom
There is certainly other ways to use Reishi. And you are only limited by level of creativity.
You can also cook with it and remove prior to serving. Simply put three to four slices in your broth if you are cooking chicken or beef or use freshly brewed Reishi tea to cook your meats. It will add some depth tho the flavor of your foods, and can even enhance them.
You can also use the brewed tea in place of juice or water in certain smoothies.
So, there you have it, plenty of ways to use Reishi and reap the incredible health benefits. Certainly give Reishi Mushroom Tea a try, it is definitely one healthy mushroom worth adding to your regimen.
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