SYNONYMS: Auspicious, felicitous omen, divine mushroom, immortality plant, 霊芝
GENUS NAME: Ganoderma lingzhi
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Reishi is used to tonify the Three Treasures: Jing (essence), Qi (life energy and life force) and Shen (Spirit, God, awareness and consciousness), as well as to protect and guard the liver and heart. Reishi is used traditionally to build resistance to stress (including normal and premature aging), to detoxify both the cells and tissue of the body. Additionally, Reishi acts as a slight Central Nervous System (CNS) sedative while building the CNS overtime, both relaxing and energizing the body and mind.
Unequivocally, Reishi is has been used throughout Asia to prolong life and to amplify intelligence and wisdom. Throughout history, Reishi was so rare and highly regarded that by decree of law, Reishi was only to be used by the Chinese Royal Family. Specifically, Reishi has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)