Reishi Magic Mushroom Overview
Reishi Magic Mushroom’s History
In fact, many of the early emperors of unified China were so obsessed with finding the elixir of eternal life that they sent out whole armies looking for Reishi and other potential ingredients to make this mythical drink.
The Mushroom of Immortality
Reishi Magic Mushroom reputation as a highly medicinal mushroom has led to it being colloquially known as the Mushroom of Immortality, 10,000-Year Mushroom, Mushroom of Eternal life, and God’s Herb, among many other names.
It’s no wonder!
Reishi Magic Mushroom is packed with powerful medicinal compounds, including more than 200 polysaccharides, over 150 triterpenes, and significant amounts of the amino acids alanine, leucine, aspartic acid, and glutamic acid. Ganoderic acids, a terpenoid, are unique to mushrooms in the genus Ganoderma and have been found in Reishi mushrooms. These acids have been shown to have many health benefits for the human body.
Overall, Reishi mushrooms possess health benefits including:
Reishi grows all over the world and is a great mushroom for any beginner forager. Its features are bright and unique and as far as we know, doesn’t have a poisonous look-a-like. Most species of Reishi have a shiny red body with a white underside populated by thousands of tiny, spore releasing pores.
Besides its shiny surface and white bottom, one of its most defining features is its taste. Simply scrape your finger on the underside of the fruiting body and lick your finger. If it has that classic potent bitter taste you experience in Reishi tea or extracts, you know Reishi has found you.
Reishi will always grow from dead and dying trees. Once the mycelium has colonized a tree, it will produce mushrooms every year until the nutrients requisite for its survival are completely consumed.
Growing Reishi Magic Mushroom
The first people to cultivate Reishi were the Japanese in 1970, making Reishi available not only to elites but to everyone else! In 2000, China alone produced around 13,000 tons of Reishi fruit bodies! Three years later, that figure rose to 49,000 tons. Since then, production has only increased.
But you don’t need to depend on China for your Reishi medicine. You can grow it outside on logs with myceliated plugs. Check out this video from Tony at Freshcap Mushroom to see how to grow Reishi on logs outside.
Or you can grow them inside with a Reishi growkit. In our opinion, this is by far the easiest method out there! Growing your own Reishi from scratch is definitely the most fun, but can be quite challenging. You need a pressure cooker, clean Reishi mycelium, mushroom grow bags, and a space for sterile inoculations. This can be as easy as a plastic box with holes in them, known as a still air box. We’ve also seen people have success growing Reishi in a box with pasteurized substrate!
Did we lose you there? Well, if you’re interested in a ridiculously thorough beginners course on the fundamentals of mushroom cultivation, sign up for our Sacred Mushroom Cultivation course right here! You’ll leave the course with the knowledge and skills to grow practically any kind of gourmet, medicinal, or scared mushroom out there!
Taking Your Reishi Mushroom Medicine
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