REISHI | Santé cardiovasculaire, Santé immunitaire | Botanica
Reishi mushroom Ingredient image

Principaux bienfaits pour la santé

• Activation et modulation immunitaires profondes (allergies, infections, cancer)
• Aide à gérer le stress
• Santé cardiovasculaire (hypotenseur, améliore le profil lipidique, oxygène le sang)
• Métabolisme glycémique
• Antioxydant
• Effets hépatoprotecteurs

Le reishi est un champignon polypore qui pousse à l’état sauvage sur les souches et les billes de bois en décomposition. Il est lustré et possède une belle couleur rouge-jaunâtre. Tout comme la pomme est le fruit du pommier, le reishi rouge est le corps fructifère du champignon. « L’arbre » est constitué d’un vaste réseau de mycélium (ou « racines ») qui s’étend sous terre et peut s’étirer sur plusieurs kilomètres.

Historic Use

Reishi is a hard and bitter fungi that has been used for more than two thousand years in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which makes it one of the oldest medicinal mushrooms known to man. 5 Reishi is called Ling Zhi, which means “spirit plant”. Some of the traditional uses include: tonifying effects, enhancement of vital energy, strengthening of cardiac activity, memory enhancement, and antiaging effects. 6 Although in western cultures we have had an overall fear of fungi, mushrooms have long held a special place in the Eastern materia medica. In recent years, medicinal mushrooms are increasingly being used in cancer treatments to counteract the toxic effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. 7

Our Process

Reishi grows wild in the Olympic rain forest. A small sample is eco-harvested and then grown on organic brown rice in a controlled environment. After 4 generations it is certified organic and tested free of over 474 environmental contaminants. The budding mushroom (primordia) is harvested, freeze-dried for superior nutrient preservation, and then heat-treated to activate a number of the medicinal compounds and make them more bioavailable

Provenance

Nord-ouest de la côte du Pacifique des États-Unis (État de Washington), forêt pluviale Olympic

Map Pacific North West

References

  • J. Stansbury, Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Vol 2, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018, 28.

  • D. R. Yance, Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism, Healing Arts Press, 2013, 538-43

  • Y. Jianzhe, M. Xiaolan, M. Qiming, et al. Icons of Medicinal Fungi from China (Beijing: Science Press, 1987); and Hong-Yen Shu, Oriental Materia Medica: A Concise Guide )Palos Verdes, Calif.: Oriental Healing Arts Press, 1986), 640-41.

  • Gui-lin Xiao et al. Clinical Observation on Treatment of Russula subnigricans Poisoning Patients by Ganoderma lucidum Decoction, Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, 23, No 4 (2003): 278-280

  • Kenneth Jones, Reishi: Ancient Herb for Modern Times (Issaquah, Wash.: Sylvan Press, 1992), 6.

  • S. Wachtel-Galor, J. Yuen.J.A. Buswell, and I. F. F. Benzie, “Ganoderma lucidum ILingzhi or Reishi) a medicinal mushroom.”

  • Jones, Reishi; Terry Willard, Reishi Mushroom: Herb of Spiritual Potency and Wonder (Issaquah, Wash.: Sylvan Press, 1990), 11.