Reishi Mushroom Slices
Reishi is a highly revered medicinal mushroom, used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. It is deeply nourishing, regulating, strengthening, and grounding, and can help to restore conditions of deficiency and dysregulation in a wide range of body systems. In Western medicine it is considered an adaptogen, helping to restore balance to bodies depleted by prolonged exhaustion and stress. As an immunomodulator, it can be useful for both weakened and overactive immune systems. This property makes it a good choice for allergies as well. Reishi is a respiratory tonic useful for cough, and congestion or asthma. It has high antioxidant value and is hepatoprotective. TCM practitioners use it to calm “disturbed shen,” or disruptions in the mental-emotional force. It may be a useful tonic for those who struggle with anxiety, palpitations, insomnia, and erratic moods. Reishi nourishes not only the emotional heart, but the physical cardiac and circulatory systems as well: it tonifies the blood and restores vital energy.