We harvest WILD REISHI (Ganoderma Tsugae) in the Ontarian forests.
WILD REISHI is a polypore mushroom that has been used for its healing properties for millennia. It is fairly rare and only the fruiting body is harvested.
Make a tea (decoction) with sliced dehydrated WILD REISHI. Put a small handful of wild REISHI in one litter of water. Bring to boil and let simmer for at least 10 minutes. You can reuse your REISHI a few times (until it doesn’t give out taste). Keep your REISHI in the freezer between brews. The tea mix well with other herbs/spices. It has a bitter taste and is great in soups as well.
REISHI is the well known longevity queen, it is used in alternative and traditional medicine for a variety of ailments and health maintenance. It is one of the true jewel of the northern forests.
When we harvest REISHI, we always leave some behind for the species reproduction and leaving a light tread.
Reishi tea is adaptogenic: it works with your body to bring it into balance. It is best to take it everyday to benefit fully from its properties. Reishi is known for being a immunoregulator (regulates the immune system) and for supporting the organs (lungs, kidneys, liver, etc). A lot of research have been done to document its life supporting benefits: