Organic Ganoderma lucidum – the “King of Herbs”, the powerhouse of mushrooms. There are different components of the Ganoderma mushroom: the spores (seeds ready to pollinate), the Mycellium (early harvest) and the lucidum or cap part of the mushroom (the mature plant). The Ganoderma lucidum (cap) is harvested at its peak of maturity, around 8 months of age.
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Ganoderma lucidum is a large, dark mushroom with a glossy exterior and woody texture. The Latin word lucidus means “shiny” or “brilliant” and refers to the varnished appearance of the surface of the mushroom. In China, G. lucidum is called lingzhi, whereas in Japan the name for the Ganodermataceae family is reishi or mannentake. This mushroom has been used for over 2000 years and was documented in ancient scripts.
The mushrooms are unique in that they grow on wood, mostly out of large trees (living or dead) in forests in the more tropical regions of Asia. Their long brown stems and orange-colored caps make them a spectacular sight, but in the wild they can be hard to see because they thrive in such heavily forested areas. At ORGANO:tm:, we source only the finest quality Reishi, grown undisturbed on logs high in the Wuyi Mountains of China’s Fuzhou region.