Wildcrafted Reishi Tincture


Our Wildcrafted Reishi Tincture is made with Michigan harvested Hemlock Reishi (Ganoderma tsugae). We hand pick each mushroom from nearby Hemlock groves, then process them into tincture in our artisan lab.

Reishi ( and also Lingzhi) is the common name which often refers to the Ganoderma complex of mushrooms, which contains dozens of species around the world- some accounts put this figure around several hundred. The Ganoderma family is a well documented and studied group of mushrooms- also the most widely consumed in the world. There is much debate in the scientific community regarding whether these mushrooms are one mushroom which has adapted and evolved to fit a niche in each habitat where it is present, or whether they are subspecies, but one thing that isn’t debated is the health benefits of these mushrooms. Reishi have been consumed for millennia in Asia and is gaining rapid popularity as an adaptogen in Western holistic medicine.

Reishi helps immune system function as well as helps fight off viruses. Reishi also helps lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation- making it a great mushroom to take for any inflammation related condition such as chronic pain or even nasal inflammation associated with allergies. Reishi increases antioxidant activity in the body, and help regenerate liver cells allowing the liver to detoxify foreign substances more quickly. Studies have shown reishi to slow and even inhibit the growth of cancer cells in laboratory tests. Reishi is also used to boost physical and cognitive energy.

How our tinctures are made

All of our wildcrafted mushroom tinctures are made by a dual extraction process: first the mushroom is soaked in alcohol for several weeks, then strained and the mushroom is then simmered in water for several hours to produce a double extract. Double extraction is necessary to extract the maximum amount of medicinal compounds in the mushroom since they contain some compounds which are soluble in water, and others that are soluble in alcohol. The first phase of extraction in alcohol extracts terpenoids and phenolics from the fruiting body of the mushroom. Next, during the water extraction phase, heat is needed to break down the hard cell walls of the mushrooms to extract the polysaccharides- these are the compounds responsible for the immune boosting properties of the mushroom. Studies of fungal derived polysaccharides have demonstrated immune-modulating, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activities.

Dosing and usage recommendation:

Tinctures are a versatile medicine, they can be taken daily as an adaptogen to help support immune function in low doses, or at higher doses to ward off the onset of a cold or other maladie. We recommend taking between 1m-3ml, 1-3x times daily. Our 1 oz bottle has a metered glass dropper to help you measure. Tinctures are best mixed with fluid to dilute the concentrated flavor- add to tea, coffee, cocoa and other hot beverages(the heat will cause the alcohol to evaporate leaving the beneficial compounds in the cup for you to drink), add to smoothies, oatmeal, soups, salad dressing and anything else you would like.

The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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