Traditional Chinese Medicine and Mushrooms
Traditional Chinese Medicine
It is known that Otzi the Iceman - A well-preserved mummy who supposedly lived around 3400 BC was found with Chaga still on his person, upon his discovery he was found to be carrying Chaga in his medicine pouch!
Guess what mushroom he makes reference to...?
It's an all time favourite of mine for all the right reasons and it's reputation for healing use in Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back centuries
You may be more familiar and recognise this beautiful mushroom as Reishi -
The "immortal mushroom".
Reishi is a very special mushroom and was one of the first to be recorded for its vast therapeutic and medicinal properties and for more than 10,000 years Reishi has been the go-to medicine for diseases, allergies, and an extensive range of ailments.
Recorded uses primarily and extensively in Traditional Eastern medicines, Reishi has now found itself becoming more popular in the west for supporting our well-being, restoring balance and promoting calm in the body and mind.
While the use of mushrooms as medicines are slowly making their way to the spotlight here in the western hemisphere, it is known amongst health gurus and doctors alike that mushrooms have been present in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for about 3,000-7,000 years.
As we begin to catch up and understand the benefits of what our natural world has to offer and gain a clearer understanding of our complex needs we begin to move towards a more sustainable, balanced sense of well-being.
Incorporating nature’s wisdom into your daily ritual, encourages healing, reinforces protection, and cultivates the intelligence you already hold within yourself.
As the name suggests, adaptogenic mushrooms are an organic and safe way to strengthen your mind and body to adapt to stress.