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Reishi Mushroom

Ganoderma lucidum


Used as a medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years making it one of the oldest mushrooms known to have been used medicinally. it has attained a reputation in the East as the ultimate herbal substance. Lingzhi is listed in the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and Therapeutic Compendium.


Ganoderma Lucidum, and its close relative Ganoderma Tsugae, grow in the northern Eastern Hemlock forests. These two species of bracket fungus have a worldwide distribution in both tropical and temperate geographical regions, growing as a parasite or saprotroph on a wide variety of trees.


studies show reishi mushrooms benefit people stricken with a variety of ailments, from high blood pressure to AIDS.Due to its bitter taste, Lingzhi is traditionally prepared as a hot water extract producT.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Crutiatix 10 years ago
Lingzhi mushroom, Reishi Mushroom
Ganoderma lucidum, Polyporus lucidus Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) - Information on Reishi Mushroom

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1 Comment

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

@Crutiatix : Thank you sir ...

Adarsha B S
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Adarsha B S

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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