The Miracle Mushroom: Red Reishi

During my stay in Puerto Rico last week, a relative of my boyfriend’s (who is a holistic health enthusiast and vegetarian) presented me with some organic tea and coffee…all of which were the brand Organo Gold. Upon scrutinizing the packaging and ingredients as I always do, I noticed the ingredient “Ganoderma lucidum” was included in the green and red teas as well as the instant coffee. Being a curious consumer, I naturally had to Google this!

What I found was extremely exciting – Ganoderma lucidum is the name for the Red Reishi mushroom, which in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is regarded as a herbal supplement yielding extraordinary health benefits.

The Red Reishi mushroom is said to enhance the immune system when consumed regularly, and aid in alleviating anxiety, increasing blood circulation (which is huge for me, as I suffer from Raynaud’s syndrome), easing the symptoms of allergies, reducing high blood pressure, and helping with insomnia in addition to asthma. It is a normalizing substance that supposedly balances the body and returns the organs to proper functioning. Also, the Red Reishi mushroom is said to have anti-tumor properties.

Who knew a mushroom could be so powerful? I plan on purchasing these Organo Gold teas and coffee through Amazon ASAP! If I find they are truly effective, I’ll let you all know!

More information on the Red Reishi mushroom can be found here:


xo Steph

2 thoughts on “The Miracle Mushroom: Red Reishi

  1. Hi Steph!

    I have heard about these mushrooms as well but I’ve always been afraid to try them! I was just wondering how you found them ?

    Love the blog by the way! 🙂

    1. Hi Brittany!

      I stumbled upon the Red Reishi mushroom by chance…you might even say that IT found ME 🙂 My boyfriend’s godmother gave me some tea with the mushroom as one of the ingredients. I did some research and apparently they have some incredible health benefits! The Organo Gold tea and coffee can be ordered online if you just Google the name. I recommend trying it!

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you like my blog. Yours is fantastic too!


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