☘ Origin: Asia
☘ Family: Ganodermataceae
☘ Botanical Name: Ganoderma lingzhi
☘ Common Name(s): Fungi Royalty · Mushroom of Immortality
Known as ‘The Mushroom of Immortality’ in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is considered a symbol of success, well-being, divine power, and longevity. Healers believed that the Lingzhi Mushroom had potent anti-aging properties, and it has long been used as a talisman of luck, healing, and wellness in Chinese culture.
Fungi Royalty: The name comes from the fact that Lingzhi Mashroom was once reserved for only those who could afford it. Think privileged royalty.
In Feng Shui, medicinal plants like Lingzhi are considered very auspicious as they have healing powers which activate positive energy to the environment.
Commonly called reishi (in Japan) or lingzhi (in China). It is very rare in nature, therefore was highly appreciated before it was possible to cultivate the mushroom and only members of the royal court could afford it.
☘ Due to its wide range of medicinal properties, it is also called the ‘mushroom of immortality’.
☘ Still ranked at the very top of traditional Chinese medicine.
☘ For many years, this fungus has been a staple in Eastern medicine.