Today, we will explore another powerhouse mushroom known for its healing benefits: Reishi.
Used in traditional Chinese medicine, Reishi, of the Lingzhi family , is considered the "mushroom of immortality." With different Lingzhi varietals defined by color and used in China for over 2,000 years, red reishi, or Ganoderma lingzhi, is the most common type sold in Chinese herbal shops today. Like Chaga, Reishi has began to appear in supplements and as alternative medicine in the United States. Unlike Chaga, Reishi is extremely rare.
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In addition to sourcing their mushrooms from a small, sustainable, 100% organic farm in Washington state, Anima Mundi Apothecary uses a cell wall extraction to ensure we are ingesting the mushroom extracts in the most bio-available form. In order to maintain the plant-based nutrients and ensure purity, this brand simmers the mushrooms at a low temperature for nearly a week.