#28- REISHI- Ganoderma Lucidum 

Years ago, when I told a Chinese friend that I had Lyme and that was I seeing specialists and was taking all these medicines and supplements she lovingly responded by sending me Ling zhi mushrooms (Reishi) in the mail. I didn’t know exactly how to prepare them. I drank the tea but it was hard to down it even with A LOT of honey in it. It’s funny how life unfolds and how we sometimes come full circle back to something. It’s not that Reishi is the one and only thing that has helped me get better. How I wish it were that easy! It’s been a mainstay in my family's treatment for a while now. 

When  my family and I left Mendocino County, CA and headed to the southeast we had no idea that we would soon be blessed by the abundant Reishi here. I am so grateful to have medicine growing outside my door that I have a relationship with. It has been amazing to witness the drastic reduction of inflammation and histamine response while taking reishi. My husband had Lyme really effect his digestion. His food choices became extremely limited. Since using reishi daily he’s been able to eat so many more foods and even reintroduced dairy without any allergic reactions or sensitivities. We’re so grateful!

There are so many great attributes of Reishi. I have mentioned numerous in the video below but there are links to more articles and videos below:

reishi harvest
reishi boys

The thing I failed to mention in the video is when you combine your alcohol and and water extractions you want it to be no less than 30% alcohol when combined. If it’s less tan 30% it has the chance of going bad and not having an extended shelf life. 

Here is a link to Paul Stamets, who I mentioned in the video. He owns ‘Host Defense’ which makes all sort of medicinal mushroom extracts including Reishi. See product below:

Reishi Articles:

Dr. Axe’s write up on Reishi

7 Scientific Reishi Mushroom Benefits


Here is link to over 30 research articles on Reishi: 

Here are some more Reishi videos:

*The statements made in the video and on this page are not approved by the FDA. is NOT offering medical advice. This information is for educational purposes only. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you heard or read on this website.

DISCLAIMER: There are several affiliate links throughout this site. When you purchase a product through an affiliate link, a small portion of your sale will go to supporting this educational website at no additional cost to you.        content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The information on this site is for educational purposes only.
Communicate with your Lyme literate physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have about your medical condition.
Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read or saw on this website. The statements in this site have not been evaluated by the FDA. does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, opinions, procedures or other information that are mentioned on this website. 
We are not a medical entity. The content of this site is not medical advice. This website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is for research purposes only!
Privacy Policy
© ~Meredith Klein ~2018-2019~All rights reserved.

This site is a work in progress and will be updated often!                                                                                                                                                                          If you appreciate what we are doing and would like to support us we offer our deepest gratitude. We gladly, humbly and gratefully welcome your support so that we can also help support others! For as little as $1 a month you can contribute to our organic gardens, herbal education, community outreach and Lyme awareness by supporting us at