When it comes to natural products that have numerous health benefits, one of the best available on the planet is organic Ganoderma Lucidum. It has not earned the name "King of Herbs" for nothing. Known as Reishi in Japan and Lingzhi in China, this organic herb has been used in Asia for centuries. This mushroom has a long history of helping people improve health. The popularity of the herb has started to spread to the west as its benefits become more known by the public.
The mushroom, Ganoderma Lucidum, has been found in ancient texts dating back thousands of years. It was used for spiritual healing back then, as well as for other medical purposes. At some points in history, it was also treated as the elixir of youth. Some even refer to it as the "mushroom of immortality", although no one can reasonably expect to live forever!
There was once told a story: Way back during the China Dynasty, the Emperor sent around 500 men and women to an island to scavenge and collect where this herb was growing. This is because he thought it would give him eternal life. The people he sent never returned and it is rumored that they were the first settlers on what we now call Japan!
When it comes to ancient Chinese medicines, the west has a mixed reaction to it. Some wholeheartedly believe in it and swear by it, while others think it is a kind of an old wives tale or quackery. As more and more scientific research is carried out, a number of traditional Chinese medicines have been shown to be effective. These days, there is an increase of modern doctors that are recommending more integrative and holistic forms of healing. As Ganoderma does not have a history of having any serious side effects, there is no harm in someone trying it to see if it helps them. As such, Reishi now has a place in the American Herbal Pharmacopeia and Therapeutic Compendium, thanks to some of its incredible and substantiated health benefits.
So, where does organic Ganoderma Lucidum grow? There are only a few environments that it will grow in. It enjoys a relatively cool climate that is rich in nutrients, as these are two factors of what most fungi enjoy. The dense forests of northern Asia with their high humidity, and dead trees and plants, offers the right conditions for growth. Finding the mushrooms in the wild is not easy, though. Most reishi mushrooms can be found growing on decomposing logs, but not every dead tree will result in mushroom growth, as the tree needs to be in the right state of decomposition.
Thankfully today, we do not need to send hundreds of servants walking through Asian forests in order to find the mushroom! It can now be grown sustainably in the wild, mimicking the natural growing environment. Mehdi Reishi grows all of our mushrooms in a pristine mountain setting! As a result of modern cultivation techniques, reishi is now more available than ever before, and that, in turn, helps give wide spread access to anyone who may want to give it a try. It is now available in capsules, pills, and as part of coffee and tea mixes. For those people who have never tried organic Ganoderma, it is a wonderful herb backed by thousands of years of history and use!