Reishi Mushroom Grain SpawnNorth Spore
Ganoderma lucidum: Beautiful, waxy, reddish-brown shelf-like fruit bodies are a highly prized immune-boosting medicinal used to treat a long list of ailments.
Grain Spawn (Ganoderma lucidum only)- Indoor only! The indoor method of growing reishi takes basic laboratory/clean space infrastructure, though they are a great mushroom for indoor commercial cultivation for beginner growers. They do not require humidified fruiting rooms as they can grow entirely inside their bag.
Indoor Commercial Production - Use Grain spawn for indoor cultivation. nameko mushroom grain spawn can be mixed into sterilized hardwood sawdust to create reishi substrate blocks. This process requires a fair amount of infrastructure. We recommend purchasing a book on mushroom cultivation if you are interested in pursuing this style of mushroom production as a hobby or profession. We recommend 'Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi' by Peter McCoy, 'Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation' by Tradd Cotter, or 'Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms' by Paul Stamets.
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Growing reishi indoors is great for beginner indoor mushroom growing operations as you do not need to grow them in humidified fruiting chambers, though indoor cultivation requires much more infrastructure and specialized knowledge for substrate preparation.
Cooking: Not for culinary use but recommended for teas and tinctures. To make a tea, break Reishi into pieces and simmer in water for two hours.
Properties: Known commonly as the 'Mushroom of Immortality' in Chinese, Reishi is a highly esteemed medicinal mushroom thought to promote longevity and overall health. Studied most for its ability to boost the immune system, Reishi extracts stimulate T-cell action, Natural Killer cell activity, and Dendritic cell maturation (Gao, 2004). Other pharmacological effects of Reishi extract include the following: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, reduces blood pressure, lowers cholesterol levels, promotes anti-tumor activity, and acts as a central depressant to relax muscles (Hobbs, 1995; Gao et al., 20014).