Reishi (ganoderma lucidum) is part of the mushroom/fungi family that has been continually used in China for over 3,000 years. It is called "the plant of immortality" as it is considered to be an important herb in old age, protecting against illness and helping to maintain energy and immunity.
Reishi is considered an "adaptogen". Adaptogens are the superheros of the herbal world.
Adaptogens have been used for centuries to help protect biological, psychological, physiological and neurological functions.
Reishi is a specific adaptogen that is high in beta-glucans, the polysaccarides that hace been found to activate an immune response. It also contains antiviral and antibacterial properties. Rieshi can be warming and a little drying.
Who is it for?
Reishi is for those who need a little immune support during stressful times. It provides a calming effect on the central nervous system, helping to reduce feelings of anxiety, nervousness, overwhelm, and depression.
Reishi also improves your sleep by reducing anxiety induced insomnia.
The properties of this mushroom are considered to be beneficial to the liver, helping to protect against liver disease and supporting liver function after illness.
It also indirectly improves digestion. Which affects our skin. When we are stress or anxious our blood flow reroutes therefore slowing down our digestion or affecting how we digest. When our digestion is affected it can affect our skin by decreased gut health, elimination and more. Our mind and body are really connected! So by improving our wellbeing, we can improve our skin health from the inside out!
How to take it
Reishi can be incorporated into your daily diet as a tincture, tea, or in powder form. Reishi has an earthly taste. You can use it as a soup or stew base or mix into coffee or tea to make the flavor more palatable.
#ItsBlume Reishi Cocoa Blend
We LOVE this blend. It contain the perfect bend of reishi and cocoa (antioxidants + energy boost) . It makes for a better hot chocolate (kids can enjoy it too!) or add to coffee to reduce the acidity and improve the palette. You can also add this to warm milk (we love warmed coconut milk), smoothies, baked goods, oatmeal and more!
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