Reishi Mushroom Tincture | Ganoderma lucidum

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Reishi Mushroom Tincture

Reishi Mushroom Tincture (Ganoderma lucidum)

Reishi Mushroom Tincture (Ganoderma lucidum) 1:4 25% 

This is a double extraction, where a 60oC  decoction is prepared and then used as the water fraction in alcohol extraction. This ensures the the full range of desired compounds are extracted and preserved.

Ganoderma lucidum, organic grain alcohol

Daily adult dose unless otherwise prescribed: 3 - 7.5ml up to three times a 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. 

Ganoderma lucidum

Common name: Reishi, reishi mushroom, lingzhi mushroom

Family: Ganodermataceae

Part used: Fungal fruiting body

Habitat and Description: Reishi is a tough, polyporous bracket fungi with a shiny rust coloured upper side and pale porous under side. The bracket shape is curved or fan shaped and slightly domed. Reishi usually grows on deciduous old-growth trees and dead branches, found in the wild in Canada, China and eastern Asia, occasionally in the UK and Europe and widely cultivated particularly in China. 

Constituents: Polysaccharides (beta D-glucans), nucleotides (adenosine), triterpenes, nutrients (zinc, magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, germanium), oleic acid, proteins, choline, coumarin, sterols (ganodosterone), alkaloids, ganodosterone

Actions: General tonic, nervous system sedative, analgesic, adaptogen, hypoglycemic, antioxidant, immuno-stimulant, anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-histamine, anti-tussive, expectorant, detoxifer, cardiotonic, hypotensive, hypolipidemic, hepatoprotector

Traditional and current uses:

Chinese texts have recorded medicinal uses of lingzhi for more than 2,000 years, much of our current knowledge stems from this tradition alongside a plethora of recent research.

  • Immune support and improves the functioning and regulation of the whole immune system
  • Chronic immune weakness
  • Poor resistance to airborne and respiratory infections
  • Anti-bacterial against staphylococcus and streptococcus
  • Inhibits the release of histamine and reduces the immune response to inhaled or ingested allergens (notably allergies mediated by immunoglobulin E).
  • As an adjunct to cancer treatment and other diseases involving massive oxidative damage (eg. chemical toxicity and liver damage)
  • Long term preventative tonic for the circulatory system
  • Protects against radiation damage
  • Reduces inflammation without interfering in the healing response

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.

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