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#1 HUMBLE STUDENT

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:32 AM

hey everyone i was out hunting and found these I'm pretty sure there reishi but i would like comfirmation from a more experienced hunter

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#2 Doctor D

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:53 AM

Yup, that's a reishi all right. I find it growing all over. Now, it could actually be a similar species like ganoderma tsugae, but if I understand correctly, they all are purported to have medicinal usage.

Tsugae is supposed to have whitish flesh where g.lucidum has browner flesh, and they both prefer different trees.

http://www.mushroome...rma_tsugae.html

#3 Mario

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:57 AM

reishi can be either one of those two species.
L√≠ngzhī is the name for one form of the mushroom Ganoderma lucidum, and its close relative Ganoderma tsugae

Hi humble student, great find! :headbang:. I suggest familiarizing yourself with this article...(if you havn't already).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reishi

#4 Lazlo

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 11:13 AM

Ganoderma tsugae grows on conifers, mainly Hemlock trees. While G. lucidum prefers hardwood trees.

#5 HUMBLE STUDENT

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 11:27 AM

I think I found it at the base of a grand oak tree

#6 Shroomette

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 11:31 AM

Aren't those know as herbal mushrooms by the china??? I think I read something about them a while back.

#7 Mario

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 12:54 PM

Yeah supposedly the farmers of ancient china could trade them to the royal families for their weight in gold. I'm guessing dried weight. It's hard to understand why they would be so prized until you try it. The taste is like an earthy mushroom scotch, with a hint of bitterness. The taste grows on you.

Here's the medicinal benefits as found on wikipedia:
adaptogenic, anti-allergenic and anti-hypertensive due to the presence of triterpenes. Apart from these properties, lingzhi has been found to be anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, antidiabetic, anti-hypotensive, and protective of the liver. It has also been found to inhibit platelet aggregation, and to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. [7][8][9] Because of these properties, lingzhi has been regarded as blood pressure stabilizer, antioxidant, analgesic, a kidney and nerve tonic. It has been used in bronchitis prevention and in cardiovascular treatment, and in the treatment of high triglycerides, high blood pressure, hepatitis, allergies, chemotherapy support, HIV support, and even for fatigue and altitude sickness.

Because of these properties, lingzhi has been regarded as blood pressure stabilizer, antioxidant, analgesic, a kidney and nerve tonic. It has been used in bronchitis prevention and in cardiovascular treatment, and in the treatment of high triglycerides, high blood pressure, hepatitis, allergies, chemotherapy support, HIV support, and even for fatigue and altitude sickness.




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