Reishi vital mushroom: Ripening of the “mushroom for long life”

The Reishi mushroom goes through several steps before harvesting. It takes 4 to 5 months from the injection of mycelium into the nutrient substrate, until the Reishi is ready for harvesting.

Reishi grows on hardwood trees in the subtropical climate of Southeast Asia. The vital mushroom is very rare in nature. Thanks to successful cultivation, Reishi is now cultivated in greenhouses under the strictest hygienic conditions.

The individual growth phases of the Reishi mushroom

Until the Reishi mushroom is ready for harvest, it goes through several stages of maturation:

  • Phase 1: Mycelium ripening in the laboratory on a nutrient solution (approx. 4 weeks)

  • Phase 2: Mycelium growth in the wood substrate (approx. 3 weeks)

  • Phase 3: Formation of the fruiting body (mushroom) to ripening (harvest) – (approx. 11 weeks)

“Ganoderma lucidum” can finally be harvested after eight weeks.

Reishi: Rare mushroom with strengthening qualities

In Japan, 90 percent of all wild growing Reishi are found on old Japanese plum trees. However, the vital mushroom is very rarely found in the wild. On 100,000 plum trees one finds only a few Reishi.

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“Ganoderma lucidum” (Reishi) is widely used as a medicinal mushroom: Reishi is an alternative remedy against allergies, high blood pressure, blood sugar, chronic bronchitis, migraine and peptic ulcers. Additionally, this anti-inflammatory natural food supplement increases concentration and activates the immune system.

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