The Chinese refer to reishi as the spirit mushroom, believing that it enhances the connection between mind, body and spirit. Beautifully crisp and refreshing citrus notes harmonize with the soothing and relaxing effects of reishi.
Of the many mushrooms used throughout history, this species is the most admired mushroom in Asia. Having many beneficial properties (which were once folklore but are now substantiated by science)…An intelligent being, reishi is one of nature’s greatest displays of grace and beauty. It invites quiet contemplation and earns my deep respect. I feel connected to this species. Foremost, I see this species as a centerpiece in the reinvention of mushroom farms as healing arts centers.
Paul Stamets, World’s Foremost Mycologist
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Yerba mate is an ancient holly tree native to South America that is known for its smooth natural energy and mental clarity benefits. Mushrooms are an elusive and outer-worldly species that offer immense immune, cognitive and anti-inflammatory benefits. We are honored to present this sacred and synergistic union of mushroom and mate.
Organic reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), organic stevia, organic rooibos, organic orange, organic spearmint, organic rosebuds.
Reishi Mushroom Health Benefits
- Immuno-modulator (adapts your immune system as needed)
- Lower cholesterol
- Antioxidant (Inhibits oxidative stress from free radicals)
- Enhanced respiration / breathing
- Enhanced stamina
- Vasodilator / lowering blood pressure
- Maybe lessen the effects of HIV
- Helps with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
(source: Mycelium Running, How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, Paul Stamets, 2005)
How to Prepare
French Press, Infuser
Add 1 rounded teaspoon (5g) per 8oz of water in a french press or tea infuser.
Enhance your favorite Circle of Drink yerba mate by adding a teaspoon or two to your gourd.
Using water not exceeding 175ºF/79ºC, brew 3–5 mins or longer for a stronger experience.