Information About Red Reishi Mushrooms in Whole Form
Common Name: Red Reishi Mushroom
Botanical Name: Ganoderma lucidum
Channels/Meridians: Heart, Lung
Pin Yin Name: Ling Zhi, unsulphured
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: 1 Pound
Form: Whole Mushroom Form
Brand: Plum Flower
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Product Properties: Sweet, Slight Bitter, Slightly Cold
Notes: Size varies greatly with this product, anywhere from 4-8 inches.
Active Constituents in Reishi Mushrooms
Medicinal mushrooms in general have a plethora of health benefits and are often used in home remedies and alternative medicine. Reishi mushrooms are some of the most potent medicinal mushrooms on the market. The reishi mushroom's active constituents include:
- Fumaric acid
- Triterpenoids (sometimes called ganoderic acids)
Cautions & Drug Interactions
- Do not use if pregnant or breast feeding.
- Do not use if you are currently taking diabetes medications.
Reishi mushroom, also known as Ling-Zhi (Chinese), has shown in recent studies to be helpful for heart health, including normal cholesterol, blood pressure, and circulatory system support. Reishi mushroom contains a high amount of polysaccharides which are essential for proper functioning of the immune system. Reishi is particularly effective in stress control, due to the effect reishi mushroom has on the liver. It can reduce emotional outbursts during long-term stress and tension. The Reishi mushroom is a product of the Far East with its usage dating back to ancient China. Royalty would utilize this precious mushroom in the hopes of obtaining immortality and promoting calmness and thought.
Reishi mushrooms have various looks, so are dull in color, and almost have a dusty look, other are very shiny and have a bright high gloss, which is natural. They have not been painted or polished.
Red Reishi Mushrooms contains polysaccharides and triterpenes. The chemical component called polysaccharides is in the form of beta glucans which boost the immune system. The triterpenes inhibit allergic responses and inflammation.
Review our catalog page on Reishi Mushroom for indepth details.
The page offers information on how to use, benefits, chemical components, cautions, drug interactions, and more.
Parts of Mushrooms
Mushrooms have a variety of different parts. See the diagram on the left to identify what each part of the mushroom is.
Cap: The cap is the top of the mushroom (and often looks sort of like a small umbrella). Mushroom caps can come in a variety of colors but most often are brown, white, or yellow.
Gills, Pores, or Teeth: These structures appear under the mushroom's cap. They look similar to a fish's gills.
Ring: The ring (sometimes called the annulus) is the remaining structure of the partial veil after the gills have pushed through.
Stem or Stipe: The stem is the tall structure that holds the cap high above the ground.
Volva: The volva is the protective veil that remains after the mushroom sprouted up from the ground. As the fungus grows, it breaks through the volva.
Mycelium: The mycelium of a mushroom is essentially the root system. These thin strands stretch outward and downward to search through the soil for nutrients.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: 22252UPC: 7.40E+11Global Trade Item Number: 739934122525Manufacturer Part Number 22252Condition: NewAvailability: Limited QuantitiesWidth: 3.00 (in)Height: 5.00 (in)Depth: 5.00 (in)