Reishi mushroom, known scientifically as Ganoderma lucidum, is a fungus that has been revered in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Hailed as the 'mushroom of immortality', Reishi is native to hot and humid locations in Asia.

Reishi mushroom is a rich source of beta-glucans, a type of polysaccharide that is believed to boost immune health. Research suggests that Reishi may support the immune system by influencing white blood cell activity, potentially enhancing the body's defence against infections and diseases.

Reishi can be consumed in many ways. Its bitter taste makes it less likely to be used in cooking, but it can be found in capsule, powder, or liquid extract form. We have a wide range of medicinal mushrooms, including Reishi. Shop the range here.

While Reishi is generally safe for most people, it may cause side effects such as dry mouth, itching, rash, and digestive upset. As always, consult a healthcare provider before starting a new regimen, especially for those with underlying health conditions or taking other medications.

With its rich traditional history and potential immunity-boosting properties, Reishi mushroom offers exciting possibilities for natural health and wellbeing. However, it's always important to approach new health supplements with a balanced perspective and seek professional advice as needed.