Support Seasonal Change with Reishi Mushroom Liquid Extract

As we transition from winter to spring, our bodies slowly wake up from hibernation mode. For many of us, life’s fast pace makes daily self-care difficult. Luckily, mushroom allies are here to help us jump-start this process! For those of us on the go, reishi mushroom liquid extract benefits the entire body all in one dose!

Spring Cleaning, Inside and Out

Springtime evokes the tradition of opening up the home to the outer world – raising the windows, bringing in the warm air, displacing the staleness of winter doldrums. Movement, light, and life are ushered into our homes from outside, and our inner world opens up with new energy. Similarly, our bodies crave the same internal transformation. Keep reading to learn how reishi mushroom liquid extract can support this process.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda, spring is viewed as a time for renewal. Energy that manifests as the seasonal shift in weather and temperature is also reflected inside the body. Spring energy is expansive and rising in TCM, enabling movement to lift us out of a conservative and stagnant state that characterizes cold winters. This is the same expansion of energy that aids the body in moving toxins, emotions, and deep tissue maladies to the surface, ready to expel them before the high activity of summer. The element associated with this time of year in TCM is wood, closely associated with the liver.

Delicious spring greens and the seasonal bounty during this time are in natural harmony with this philosophy. Bitter greens such as kale, dandelion and mustard greens, spinach and asparagus all support the liver’s detoxification function. It is interesting to note that bitter taste is often reflective of a food or herb that is stimulates the liver. Reishi mushroom liquid extract is a rich source of bitter compounds, or triterpenes, that have long been associated with its therapeutic functions.

Reishi Mushroom Liquid Extract Benefits Nearly Every System

Reishi may be best known for its potent liver supporting and cleaning abilities. Numerous studies have shown its efficacy in protection of healthy livers and for treatment of hepatitis (before the onset of severe damage to the liver) through triterpene action on fibrotic areas of damage. (4)  Reishi doesn’t stop there, however! To fully earn its name as the “Mushroom of Immortality,” reishi powerfully shows up to help detox and invigorate the entire body.

Of special note are reishi’s effect on the heart and the lungs. Regular ingestion of reishi mushroom liquid extract traditionally has been used to alleviate symptoms of heart palpitations, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Furthermore, it has been shown to decrease chest pain and shortness of breath related to poor heart function. This combined with reishi’s anti-inflammatory action leads to powerful support against chronic bronchitis.

Just in time for allergy season, reishi mushroom liquid extract packs a punch against watery eyes and runny noses caused by high pollen count. Ganodermic acids A through D in reishi are responsible for the inhibition of the release of histamine, a compound that causes swelling in the blood vessels, and is responsible for swelling, inflammation, and other allergic reactions. Due to these potent immuno-modulatory and anti-inflammatory abilities, reishi is heralded in treatment of allergies and other inflammatory conditions.

No spring detox would be complete without also addressing the nervous system. Winter cold has the effect of creating physical tension throughout the body – tightening our muscles, stiffening our joints, leading to a state of internal tension and stress. One of the Spirit Mushroom’s many uses is hinted at in this traditional name – acting as a nervene on the nervous system. Due to its high concentration of triterpenoid components that calm the nervous system, reishi mushroom liquid extract has been a favorite choice to treat anxiety and insomnia.

Mushroom Revival to Revive Your Body

In ancient times, reishi was rare, and its use was often reserved for the ruling class of the times. However, that was then and this is now! Reishi cultivation has led to its widespread availability to reach all people. We love working with our organically farmed reishi mushrooms. At Mushroom Revival, we are sure to work strictly with the fruiting body of reishi to ensure our revivalists get the fullest-spectrum mushroom medicine we know how to make. By using our double extraction technique, our extracts provide both alcohol and water soluble compounds that cannot be accessed via boiling/tea making alone. Grab one of our reishi mushroom liquid extracts to get your health and self-care routine for the season jump-started. Happy Spring, Happy Revival!

Of special note are reishi’s effect on the heart and the lungs. Regular ingestion of reishi mushroom liquid extract traditionally has been used to alleviate symptoms of heart palpitations, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Furthermore, it has been shown to decrease chest pain and shortness of breath related to poor heart function. This combined with reishi’s anti-inflammatory action leads to powerful support against chronic bronchitis. Click below to shop for reishi mushroom liquid extract and more potent tinctures made from organically grown mushrooms!

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Sources for “Reishi Mushroom Liquid Extract Benefits the Entire Body”

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  2. Hepatoprotective Effects of Aqueous Extract from Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (Higher Basidiomycetes) on Alpha-amanitin-induced Liver Injury in Mice. Wu X, Zeng J,Hu JS, Liao Q, Zhou R, Zhang P, Chen ZH. Int J Med Mushr. 2013; 15(4): 383-391.
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  4. Ganoderma lucidum extract attenuates the proliferation of hepatic stellate cells by blocking the PDGF receptor. Wang GJ, Huang YJ, Chen DH, Lin YL. Phytother Res. 2009; 23(6):833-9.
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