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Ingredient Type: Fungi

Also Known As: Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi mushroom, Lacquered bracket

Reishi is a woody mushroom native to Asia, also known as ling-zhi.  It is an adaptogenic herb that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years as the “Herb of Spiritual Potency” and as the “Mushroom of Immortality”.

Reishi is used in health supplements today as an adaptogen during times of stress and as a tonic for the immune system.


In the meantime see the MedlinePlus entry for reishi mushroom, the entry for Ganoderma lucidum, the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for reishi, the WebMD entry for reishi mushroom, or the RXList entry for reishi mushroom for more information.