The Mushroom of Immortality – Science, History and Mysticism of Ganoderma, Reishi, Lingzhi

In this episode we’re diving into the science, history, and mysticism behind Ganoderma Lucidum, otherwise known as Reishi, Lingzhi, the King of Herbs, the plant of longevity, the mushroom of immortality, and the herb of spiritual potency.

So, the Mushroom of Immortality has been used in Chinese medicine for 2000 years.

Not only has it been widely used for thousands of years for all kinds of health issues, it’s also the most well studied herbal medicine on the planet.

In Pubmed alone there are over 3000 articles published about this mushroom.

With dozens of clinical trials for anything from cancer and neurodegenerative disease to increased immunity and lowering blood pressure.

Benefits reported include:

Increasing immunity, natural antioxidant properties, lowers blood pressure, stimulates autophagy – which enables cells of your body to survive stresses both internally and externally, it can protect against cancer, reduces chronic inflammation, helps with focus and memory, can reduce the risk of neurological disorders, improve heart health, protects the liver and the kidneys, and improve gut health.

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Oxidative Stress:
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The old chinese name of Lingzhi was first recorded during the Han Dynasty over 2000 years ago.

It has widely been used by brewing it in teas or boiling it in soups or broths.

Modernly it’s primarily used as a powder, often taken in capsules as or added to tea or coffee.

We currently take it in a powder form, through a product we sell called ENERGY, by Performance Tea – you can try this blend at our website

It includes Reishi, along with 9 other adaptogenic healing herbs like Licorice root, Astragulus, Codonopsis, Gynostemma, and others combined with Green Tea for a super immune boosting and Energy boosting health effect.

Go to to try the Energy Blend, we generally use 1 scoop a day, mix it in hot water and add honey and almond milk.


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