There are many reasons why you should add reishi mushrooms to your diet. Scroll down to learn why you really need to add this powerhouse of a superfood to your daily routine.
Reishi is amazing. It’s a Chinese herb and a mushroom that acts as a superfood. In Chinese medicine, we use it for longevity support and we take it every day. It is available in many different forms, so you can choose the one that works best for you and your needs. This powerhouse of an herb has been used in China for over 2000 years, and is still widely used today.
The Chinese name for reishi is Ling Zhi. It’s also known as Ganoderma. But, whatever you call it, it is like the rockstar of Chinese herbs. This medicinal mushroom really can make a huge difference in your overall health. It’s often referred to as the herb of spiritual potency and it is taken to develop strength, power, longevity, and overall health and well-being.
Reishi comes in many forms. I use a powdered form in teas and smoothies and bowls. There are also elixirs and tinctures available. Also sometimes I like to take a reishi spore oil capsule before bed.
Reasons To Take A Reishi Supplement
1. Reishi Calms The Mind
This is my favorite reason to take a reishi supplement. In Chinese medicine there is a category of herbs that are used to calm the spirit and nourish the heart. This amazing mushroom is one of them. It helps calms anxiety and restlessness and can have a general calming effect if taken regularly. I have a big jar of reishi mushroom powder in my kitchen and I add a spoonful to something almost everyday.
2. Reishi Helps With Sleep
This goes along with the mind-calming effects of reishi. For many years, this mushroom has been used to calm the mind and promote sleep when taken before bed. If you are someone who wakes up or has restless sleep because of excessive dreaming, this may help you. I like to keep a bottle of reishi spore oil capsules on my nightstand.
3. Reishi Is Good For Heart Health
In Chinese medicine, we consider Ling Zhi/Reishi to be a longevity herb. This is one main reasons to add reishi to your diet. A little bit goes a long way to keeping you healthy. It’s used by eastern practitioners to help with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and coronary artery disease. For this purpose, I like to recommend making a reishi tea and drinking it on a regular basis.
4. Reishi Boosts Your Immune System
This powerhouse of a mushroom can help with asthma, coughs, and sinus conditions. It can be help with both viruses and bacterial infections. Research has also shown that when used together with traditional cancer therapies, it can help with overall immunity. When this healing benefit became more widely accepted, the price of reishi soared here in the United States.
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5. Reishi Can Help With Diabetes
This amazing mushroom has been shown to help lower blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. There is still a lot of research being done on this use and I’m excited to keep learning more about this.
More and more research is being done every day on the reasons to add reishi to your diet. I’ve been reading a lot about the positive effects it may have on the digestive system, specifically for gastric ulcers. I am looking forward to see where this goes…