Reishi mushroom(Ganoderma lucidum) are a staple of traditional Eastern medicine. You can tell that this mushroom is believed to be a powerful remedy by its name in Chinese, ling zhi, which translates to “herb of spiritual potency,”
They’re included in supplements, extracts, tea blends and even in coffee products. But you’ll want to talk to your doctor before taking any reishi mushroom — especially if you’re on medications.
Within the mushroom, there are several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, that may be responsible for its health effects.
Some of the benefits of Reishi mushrooms include -