These crazy looking, red/brown mushrooms are sought after for their medicinal qualities to treat a long list of ailments.
Reishi are among the most commonly studied medicinal fungi, especially in certain regions in Asia where it has has long been praised for its immune boosting, anti inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiviral, and mild muscle relaxant abilities. Its such an interesting mushroom, we can’t wait for you to try it!
This particular harvest was conducted by our foraging partners in Pennsylvania.
The dried mushrooms have a long shelf life and potent medicinal compound content. Single mushrooms of this species have sold for up to $400/lb in other parts of the world!
To prepare: Break into smaller bits (the more surface area the better) and steep for 2-3 hours into a strong mushroom tea. Certainly there are more creative ways to utilize this mushroom, and we’d love to hear your methods!
(pictured with the butcher's knife is a 2oz portion)