Reishi Mushroom Tea History
One of the varieties of wood mushroom, Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum, also known by its Chinese name, Lingzhi) has been considered one of the most valued medicinal plants in traditional medicine of China, Japan and Korea for more than two millennia.
For the first time, this very popular in our time natural drug, was mentioned in ancient Chinese medical treatise, published 2,000 years ago, as the number one of so-called ‘superior’ medicines (In this oriental medicine tutorial, mushrooms and herbs with the most outstanding therapeutic action were classified as ‘superior’ or medicines ‘of higher level’). In ancient Japanese treatise “Shinnoh Honsohkyo”, Reishi mushroom is referred to as a remedy ‘given from heaven’ and ‘plant of God’ bestowing eternal youth and prolonging life.
Scientists have proven through years of studies that Reishi tea may bring many health benefits. For instance, doctors have been using red Reishi mushroom tea for lowering blood cholesterol.
Health Benefits of Reishi Mushroom
Reishi mushroom is loaded with tons of nutrients that make it such a powerful medicine. The tea is used for many diseases. In very deed, it can be used for all of them, regardless of their origin and severity. It has been observed to enhance the quality of life among cancer, diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and osteochondrosis patients. The Reishi Mushroom tea can restore the liver and improve the function of the immune system. It not only is a universal strong medicine for healing all ills, but also is an ideal prophylactic agent, as people who drink this tea regularly, almost never get sick.
The Healing Reishi Mushroom Tea
It’s a common belief that Reishi mushroom is incredibly good for health. It is not eaten in its natural form, but is being added to tea, where hot water releases all the healing substances. The Reishi tea can be bought off the shelf, but you can cook it at home too.
If you were looking for the best Reishi mushroom tea recipe for blood sugar, look no further. Here’s how to prepare Reishi teabags from the store.
Use 1 teabag per cup of boiling water (94°C to 98°C). Cover and let it infuse for 3 to 6 minutes. Remove tea bag and enjoy it cold or hot. Remember that fresh water is essential for brewing a great cup of tea. If you notice the slight taste of bitterness you don’t like, add some sugar or honey to soften the taste.
So, this is the best way to make Reishi mushroom tea for improved brain function and blood sugar balance.
Drink and stay healthy.