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Wild Red Reishi Tincture 50ml


Wild Red Reishi – Sustainably Harvested from the Knysna Forest.


We were totally blown away when we realized we had Red Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) growing wild in our backyard! What a treat!

We were totally blown away when we realized we had Red Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) growing wild in our backyard! What a treat!

A rare find
We soon foraged further afield on our land, and although we found a little more, we also found that this mushroom is indeed rare, unlike the Ancient Reishi (Ganoderma applanatum), which is abundant in comparison.

Also unlike a lot of the other species growing here, Red Reishi is an annual mushroom, growing on hardwood – in our case, Blackwood, or Acacia melanoxylon. It seems to favor older trees and loves old stumps, helping to break them down and create new life – but we have also found it growing on living trees too.

Wild reishi products are extremely rare as wild harvests are obviously limited – which doesn’t make for highly commercial products. But we believe the increased potency of wild plants as well as the energies they absorb from growing in a wild natural environment rather than in a grow-room or controlled outdoor area makes this a precious, powerful product of note – this really is Wild African Energy at its best!

Immuno-modulating benefits
Reishi will keep the immune system perfectly balanced.
The benefits of Reishi are many and varied. One of its main benefits is that it is a very potent immune system modulator. This means that it is capable of balancing the immune system either way – if the immune system is deficient or underactive it will bring it up again; if it is overactive (as in cases of auto-immune disease and allergies) it will regulate it back down. The ganoderic acids in Reishi help to fight allergies and are also powerful anti-oxidants.

No 1 Anti-Aging-Longevity Herb
Reishi mushrooms have always been known as “the mushroom of immortality” and for good reason. They contribute to longer life spans by combating some of today’s most challenging age-related conditions such as autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, and liver and cardiovascular disease. Research has identified 3 specific compounds in Reishi that are essential to its powerful antioxidant and anti-aging effects:-

Polysaccharides – help prevent abnormal blood vessel formation and also boost immune function.
Triterpenes – these protect the liver, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent blood clotting that leads to heart attack and stroke and fight allergic responses triggered by histamines.
Ganoderma lucidum peptide is a unique protein that has incredibly potent antioxidant properties.
Reishi extracts act on many different areas of our bodies and it is this multi-targeted action that may contribute to their promotion of longevity. Reishi extracts are known to protect cellular DNA from oxidant damage that causes aging. They also protect mitochondrial DNA, as well as the mitochondria themselves, from oxidant damage – which otherwise causes mitochondrial inefficiency, reducing energy production – another major cause of aging. Reishi also protects kidney tubule cells from oxidant damage that leads to kidney failure. And reishi also increases expression of a key longevity gene which promotes an increased life span in mammals (between 9-20% increase in total life span).

Other Benefits:
Neuro-protective properties
Diabetes and Obesity
Liver tonic
Cardiovascular protection
Natural cancer protection

Dual extraction tinctures
Red Reishi Tincture in ForestThe immuno-modulating effects of Reishi come from its beta-glucans and other beneficial polysaccharides and are extracted via a hot-water extraction.

The adaptogenic qualities of Reishi come from the terpenes it contains and these are extracted via an alcohol extraction process. Adaptogens assist the body in dealing with various types of stress – whether physical, emotional or mental. It is these adaptogenic qualities that make Reishi an effective anti-cancer medicine, liver & heart tonic and blood sugar-stabiliser.

African Forest Medicinals’ Wild Red Reishi Tincture is a dual-extract tincture – i.e. both hot water and alcohol combined – providing the best of both worlds in one single product.