Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) is the most revered herbal substance in Asia, ranking as the elite substance for the attainment of radiant health, longevity and spiritual attainment. It has maintained that position for at least 3000 years, and its reputation and value are only increasing. Numerous legends provide a rich and extensive record of Reishi in Asian society.
Reishi has traditionally been used as an anti-aging herb. It has long been a favorite tonic supplement used by the Chinese Royal family and virtually anyone who could obtain it. Reishi was particularly revered by the followers of the Taoist tradition as the "Elixir of Immortality." Taoists have continuously claimed that Reishi promotes calmness, centeredness, balance, inner awareness and inner strength. They have used it to improve meditative practices and to help protect the body, mind and spirit so that the adept could attain both a long and healthy life and spiritual immortality (enlightenment). Due to its rarity in the past, the common people could rarely obtain a Reishi mushroom, and it was popularly revered as a greater treasure than any jewel.
Traditionally, Reishi is said to be a nourishing tonic for all Three Treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen). It is considered to be capable of building body resistance, and to be powerfully detoxifying to the cells and tissues of the body. Reishi is slightly calming on an immediate basis but builds energy over time. Reishi is universally believed is Asia to prolong life and enhance intelligence and wisdom.
It is absolutely safe, being non-toxic.
Reishi supports the healthy immune system.
Many chemical constituents play a role in Reishi immune modulating capacity. But Reishi does not just "stimulate" the immune system. It regulates it in otherwise healthy individuals. And that is what makes Reishi so precious. Ganoderic acids help improve oxygen utilization and improve liver functions. Ganoderic acids are also potent antioxidant free-radical scavengers.