Dried Reishi mushroom herb (Ganoderma lucidum), coarse ground.
Dried Reishi mushroom herb (Ganoderma lucidum)
Take 30g and decoct slowly, just at boiling point but so the water is not quite bubbling, for 2 hours or more in 1.5 litres of water. This is best done in a slow cooker set to "low". Turn off the heat when liquid has reduced down to no less than half a litre. Let it cool and then strain. This decoction will keep if refrigerated for up to 4 days. The recommended dosage is 3g 3x per day, which translates into drinking one tenth of your finished decoction three times per day. You can reheat and drink hot if you prefer, and this may enhance absorption. If you follow these instructions one 60g packet should be enough for one week, with you needing to make the decoction twice - on the first day and on the fourth day.
Use caution with anti-coagulants, seek advice before taking.
Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Some individuals may experience mild symptoms of detoxification when they first start taking reishi (acne, sore muscles, digestive disturbance, itchy skin), if this occurs, reduce the dose and seek advice if this persists more than 2-3 days or is anything other than very mild.