Curious About: Reishi Mushrooms
Can a mushroom help you live forever?
Let's talk about shrooms. Specifically reishi mushrooms, also known as the "mushrooms of immortality." Basically the superhero of mushrooms known for their healing properties, reishi mushrooms are fascinating fungi (never thought I'd say that). Hailed the latest superfood, the mushroom elixir is being added to coffee and hot cocoa for easy consumption. For the uninitiated, reishi has a bitter, woody taste which is why it's often prepared as a tea, extract or as a powder blend.
So WHAT are the reishi mushrooms' claims to fame? To name a few, the adaptogen can help to:
- Kick cancer's butt. The reishi mushrooms' bioactive compounds seek out and eradicate cancerous cells within the body.
- Boost your immune system. Reishi mushrooms can help your body prevent viral infections like the flu.
- Say goodbye to your allergies. Reishi mushrooms can have an antihistamine effect.
- Reduce your stress. Reishi mushrooms can help your liver breakdown stress hormones, acting like a liver detox.
Even though reishi mushrooms have been entrusted for over 2,000 years for their healing properties, a lot is still being studied. Some doctors are recommending their chemotherapy patients not consume reishi because the effect between the two hasn't been studied sufficiently.
What are you curious about? Leave a comment & let me know.
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