(Ganoderma lucidum)

Other names: Lingzhi, Ling Chih, Hrastova Sjajnica, Basal Stem Rot of Rubber, Butt Rot of Trees, Dieback of Trees, Wood Decay, Ganoderme Luisant, Pourridié Basal, Glänzender Lackporling, Weißfäule Laubhölzer, Podredumbre Basal

Reishi has a long history of use in China, Japan, and other Asian countries, symbolizing success, well-being, divine power, and longevity. It has been recognized as a medicinal mushroom for over 2000 years, with its effects documented in ancient scripts. The Latin word lucidus means “shiny” or “brilliant” and refers to the varnished appearance of the surface of the mushroom. The mushroom’s Chinese name lingzhi refers to a combination of spiritual potency and the essence of immortality. Before it was cultivated, only the nobility could afford it because wild lingzhi is rare. It was believed that it grew in the home of the immortals on the Isles of the Blessed, an important reference to the Taoist theories of immortality.

Reishi contains terpenoids, steroids, phenols, nucleotides, glycoproteins, and polysaccharides. Its proteins contain all the essential amino acids and are especially rich in lysine and leucine.

Reishi may be beneficial for Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, and as an immune system booster.

Compliance: food or food ingredient, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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