Reishi Tincture & Chaga Tincture: Two Powerful Extractions for You
Our reishi tincture and chaga tincture share the medicinal benefits of these amazing mushrooms
Our reishi tincture is an extract of Ganoderma tsugae/lucidum, which has been used for thousands of years as a medicine in China and Japan. Our chaga tincture is an extract of Inonotus obliquus. Today we’re sharing information on these powerful extracts.
The health benefits of reishi tincture
Reishi is different than many mushrooms because its healthful benefits outshine its nutritional value.
If you read the modern and ancient texts associated with the Ganoderma tsugae, you will find an array of healthful benefits associated with this mushroom. Here’s a list compiled from Supplement to Classic of Materia Medica, Ben Cao Gang Mu, State Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China (2000), and Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects, 2nd Edition:
- Immune system modulator
- Helps control blood glucose levels
- Strengthens cardiac functioning
- Tonifying effects
- Enhances vital energy
- Replenishes Qi
- Has anti-aging effects
- Increases memory
- Eases the mind
- Relives cough and asthma
- It’s recommended for insomnia, dizziness, and palpitations
- Helps protect damage to the liver (hepatoprotective)
- Inhibits the growth of bacteria (bacteriostasis)
The list goes on, too. This is a pretty amazing mushroom, which is why we wanted to offer a reishi tincture to our fellow mycophiles.Here is some more information from A Medicinal Mushroom, “In Chinese, the name lingzhi represents a combination of spiritual potency and essence of immortality, and is regarded as the “herb of spiritual potency,” symbolizing success, well-being, divine power, and longevity.” The study Ganoderma lucidum Polysaccharides as An Anti-cancer Agent states:
The mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (G. lucidum) has been used for centuries in Asian countries to treat various diseases and to promote health and longevity. Clinical studies have shown beneficial effects of G. lucidum as an alternative adjuvant therapy in cancer patients without obvious toxicity. G. lucidum polysaccharides (GLP) is the main bioactive component in the water soluble extracts of this mushroom. Evidence from in vitro and in vivo studies has demonstrated that GLP possesses potential anticancer activity through immunomodulatory, anti-proliferative, pro-apoptotic, anti-metastatic and anti-angiogenic effects. Here, we briefly summarize these anticancer effects of GLP and the underlying mechanisms.
Our reishi tincture is made with locally grown and wild-crafted Reishi fruiting bodies. We use a triple extraction method for the reishi tincture that honors these sacred mushrooms. Through this reishi tincture we hope you discover the benefits the world of fungi has to offer.
The health benefits of our chaga tincture
Chaga mushroom has traditionally been used for centuries as a digestive aid, for liver and heart health, for internal cleansing, and to support immune function.
Our chaga tincture is made with locally grown and wild-crafted chaga fruiting bodies, like the reishi tincture. Similarly, we use a triple extraction method for this chaga tincture that honors these sacred mushrooms.
We’ve written about chaga before. First, to share about the medicinal properties of chaga, which also highlighted our dried chaga. And we’ve shared about chaga tincture when it first came to fruition. What can we say, we love chaga!
Chaga is high in antioxidants, helping to boost the immune system. Some of the healthful benefits from this mushroom include:
- Protection against come cancers
- Regulation of immune system
- Protects against candida
- Anti-microbial and anti-viral
- It’s a great source of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients
Chaga mushroom is found in several areas in the Northern Hemisphere, and has been used in folk medicine for various ailments. Laboratory and animal studies show that compounds in chaga can kill cancer cells selectively and stimulate the immune system. Chaga may also reduce fatigue and inflammation, and increase mental sharpness. However, clinical trials are needed to confirm safety and effectiveness for these uses. In addition, chaga may interact with some drugs and is high in oxalates, which may prevent the absorption of some nutrients and can be toxic in high doses.
Can chaga tincture and reishi tincture benefit you?
Interestingly enough, both of these medicinal mushrooms have adorned nicknames with “immortality” in them. In ancient China and Japan, reishi was considered the mushroom of immortality. Chaga, too, has been considered a mushroom of immortality by Siberian cultures that consumed the mushroom.
Clearly, there are some strong reasons to consume these mushrooms. Our triple extraction process for both the chaga tincture and reishi tincture allows for a wide range of constituents to be extracted so you get the most of these powerful mushrooms.
Do you want to experience these amazing mushrooms? Buy chaga tincture and reishi tincture here.And for those of you who are interested in growing your own mushrooms or foraging for them, it is worth noting that you can find both chaga and reishi in the wild in the Northeast. You can grow your own reishi at home as well, with the help of our reishi mushroom growing kit, found here.
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