Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
The legendary "Mushroom of Immortality" prized for centuries for its medicinal properties,
and has been very popular in Asia for over 2000 years. Reishi has been found to have anti-tumor and immune-stimulating properties. It has also been found to inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol and the release of histamine. The reishi mushroom is a beautiful, reddish conk that is often prepared by grinding it into a powder that is used for tea. It is also available in pills, extracts, dried and fresh in markets.