Reishi Mushroom within Herbalism

by Jason J. Duke - Owner/Artisan

Fresh Content: June 19, 2023 14:04

Two Reishi Mushrooms

Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) is a safely used medicinal mushroom within herbalism as a liver herb and a restorative adrenal nerve tonic and qi tonic for the potent benefits to immune function.

What to Know About Taking Reishi Mushroom

Reishi mushroom is taken as a tonic to relax the body and lungs during breathing and to strengthen the immune system, especially from prolonged over-stress; it is also an effective adaptogen for stress-tolerance in adapting to good and bad stresses during daily activities. 

Reishi mushroom is a blood tonic when combined with nutrient dense complete balanced meals and vitamin and mineral supplements.

Why Take Reishi Mushroom?

Reishi mushroom promotes immune system function, even including those who are weakened and sensitive. It promotes blood circulation in the lungs and supports clear and relaxed breathing. It is notable for relief of minor or seasonal allergies.

As a mild antioxidant daily detox herb that promotes liver health, reishi mushroom supports the body's ability to rest and recover from stresses and activities by supporting the removal of by-products-of-fatigue, toxins, other organisms, and damaged and/or non-functioning parts of the body. 

Herbalism uses reishi mushroom for the following benefits:

How Reishi Mushroom Works with the Body and Diet

The vitalizing polysaccharides and relaxing triterpenoid constituents within reishi mushroom are responsible for their wide range of health supporting benefits: including the function of the immune system, lungs and breathing, and liver in promoting tissue cleanliness and tissue health throughout the body.

The combined constituents within reishi mushrooms detoxify the body through supporting liver functionrelaxing tissues and organs, and assisting with mild and seasonal allergies.

Undesired Outcomes While Taking Reishi Mushroom

As with many herbs, some undesirable outcomes may be encountered with reishi mushroom such as digestive upset, drowsiness, irritability, and tension.

Some remedies for undesirable outcomes with reishi mushroom are as follows:

Taking Reishi Mushroom During Pregnancy and Lactation

No known harmful effect of taking the appropriate serving of reishi mushroom with complete balanced meals during pregnancy and lactation. Consult a healthcare provider when adjusting lifestyle, exercise, diet, and supplementation.