Organic Reishi (Fungi) Powder
This is fungi with true fight.
100g / Approximately 100 serves / $0.35 per serve / 3 Months Supply!
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WHAT IS THIS GEM and WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Reishi is classified by science as an IMMUNOMODULATOR: strengthening, balancing, supporting and regulating the immune system, optimising immune response, and, an ADAPTOGEN: helping the body adapt to stress. Reishi has been studied for many health benefits, for example; anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fatigue, DNA support, organ health (brain and liver), hormone balancing and cognitive performance. Reishi has been studied significantly for its anti-oxidant potential, which have lead to many health benefits including;
- having been studied in conjunction with Cordyceps for their ability to aid athletes to perform better for longer with lessened fatigue,
- the polyphenol and flavonoid antioxidants potentially aiding wound healing,
- the polysaccharides (another group of anti-oxidants) potentially aiding the Immunomodulatory and anti-fatigue effects.
Reishi is a great all rounder of our Medicinal Mushroom/Fungi family, which has earned it the traditional Chinese name the "Mushroom of Immortality; elixir of life”, used throughout history by Emperors, Taoist monks and sages, not only for the various health benefits but also for balancing the bodies spiritual and negative energy, as well as calming the mind. The Chinese also calling Reishi "Lingzhi" meaning; ling "spirit, spiritual; soul; miraculous; sacred; divine; mysterious; efficacious; effective" and zhi "(traditional) plant of longevity".
Head over to the history tab for more about its origin, the science tab to delve into the research or the kitchen tab for some tasty recipes.
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THE MAGIC OF FOOD SCIENCE
Having a weakened immune system and excessive inflammation can have many negative health implications, and Reishi is a product that may modulate, improve, and protect the immune system—the system responsible for fighting off every disease including cancer—whilst at the same time potentially decreasing inflammation. Reishi's complex polysaccharides have also been shown to be significant in supporting the immune system.
Coupling compounds that may enhance immune system function and fight inflammation seems intuitive if you wish to feel and perform your best, and Reishi mushroom may naturally facilitate this—all on its lonesome.
Reishi has also been explored as a complimentary adjunct treatment to patients undergoing chemotherapy, showing that patients had the potential to respond positively when using Reishi in conjunction with chemotherapy, having positive impacts on immune function. Studies also suggest that if Reishi Extract is taken orally, it can help treatments aiming to reduce the spread of some cancers (obviously everyone is different, what works for 1 may not work for another - but every little helps, right?!).
Reishi also contains high levels of the anti-oxidants polysaccharides, beta-glucans, these are a significant compound in that they have been studied extensively in the support of immune function as well as being literature suggesting they may help in the treatment of; cancer, microbial infections, hypercholesterolaemia, and diabetes, not to mention theit activity in potentially activating the bodies natural killer (NK) cells. Beta-glucans from mushrooms are slightly different and more bio-available than those found in yeast or oats, which may be attributed to their effect being stronger. (2, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23)
Opposite are the studies we've found which are explained below, as new studies are released we will update them here.
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A SHORT HISTORY
Reishi is one of the oldest medicinal mushrooms in the Chinese medicinal world. Studied extensively with many varieties, names, stories and fables in its honor. But one thing that has been constant throughout history is its immune function and incredible healing properties.
Emperors would send out parties in search of this great mushroom—but it was scarce—making it (when found) used primarily by royalty and the wealthy. The book Shennong bencao jing (devine farmers classic of pharmaceuticals) written by the legendary inventor of agriculture—Shennong—defines ‘zhi’ into 6 categories of colour which were believed to benefit the bodies ‘Qi’ (life force) in different capacities:
- qingzhi (green mushroom) = liver
- chizhi (red mushroom) = heart
- haungzhi (yellow mushroom) = spleen
- baizhi (white mushroom) = lung
- heizhi (black mushroom) = kidney
- zizhi (purple mushroom) = essence
“It positively affects the life-energy, or Qi of the heart, repairing the chest area and benefiting those with a knotted and tight chest. Taken over a long period of time, agility of the body will not cease, and the years are lengthened to those of the Immortal Fairies.” Who doesn't want to feel like an immortal fairy!? :)
(Another classic and famous Chinese fairy tale ‘the white snake’ dipicts Reishi as the ultimate healing and spiritual herb).
The first record of this mushroom as the ‘Lingzhi’ Mushroom in Chinese, appears to have been first recorded during the Eastern Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE).
spirit, spiritual, soul, miraculous, sacred, divine, mysterious, efficacious, effective.
plant of longevity, fungus, seed, branch, mushroom, excrescence
- Possessed of Soul Power,
- Herb of Spiritual Potency ,
- Numinous Mushroom ,
- Devine Mushroom ,
- Devine Fungus ,
- Magic Fungus ,
- Marvellous fungus , and the last one which is most commonly used or heard today,
- Mushroom of Immortality.
- Chizhi = red mushroom (Ganoderma luicidum)
- Zizhi = purple mushroom (Ganoderma japoncium)
This ‘magic’ reishi mushroom has also been dipicted in art, pottery, buildings and sculptures of gods and immortals, sybmolising divinity, longjevity and good fortune.
PRODUCT OF CHINA.
PACKAGED IN AUSTRALIA WITH LOVE.
THE LIFE OF REISHI
Reishi grows in dead trees, producing the spectacular red fruiting bodies that we consume. It is quite possibly one of the most powerful tonic ‘herbs’ we have access to, and just so happens to be one of the safest foods in the world. Plus, because Reishi grows on dead logs, it can easily be grown organically and accredited. At The Grove we have gone to great lengths to obtain the highest quality Reishi product for you, our Reishi has been grown in China as close as possible to how nature intended, and carries the USDA Organic certification for growing, harvesting and processing.
Reishi has to be imported as it cannot be grown in Australia due to laws surrounding specific Fungi, there are also strict rules regarding its importation, see below for full details.
The Reishi Mushroom is organically grown in sustainable greenhouses, in China’s eastern Shandong province. In perfectly managed temparature and humidity. The fruiting body is then carefully harvested with scissors and washed with drinking water ready for processing.
The Reishi is then dried further via machine, then crushed, sifted and ground to a powder. The powder is then treated to conform with AU Department of Agriculture importation requirements. Once complete the powder is bulk packaged ready to send to The Grove HQ.
The product is then put on a ship and sails to Australia. It is quarantined and then released to The Grove HQ.
Once it arrives at The Grove HQ we carry out quality control checks and repackage it ready for you.
GET IN THE KITCHEN
I received the grove's thoughtfully wrapoed package yesterday with great anticipation. I had been plagued by anxiety and a feeling of ungroundedness which I know good Reishi can help heal. After two cups Of hot water, 1/2 tsp maca and honey with 1g of Reishi extract each I was feeling my old self again. I organised my apartment, went for a walk, planned the coming day, had a deep sleep and went for a run in the morning. I really want the grove to succeed as we need this quality OF healing foods to be widely available in order to succeed as a society.