Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)

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Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)

Ganoderma lucidum, widely known as Reishi or Lingzhi, is a revered mushroom that has earned a significant place in traditional medicine and cultural practices. Renowned for its distinct appearance and purported health benefits, this mushroom has been a symbol of longevity, vitality, and wellness in various Asian cultures for centuries.

The fruiting body of Ganoderma lucidum is characterized by a glossy, varnished cap with a reddish-brown hue. The cap is typically kidney-shaped or fan-like and can range in color from deep red to orange, depending on the specific strain. Its surface is often marked with a shiny lacquer-like finish, contributing to its common name "Lingzhi," which translates to "spiritual potency."

Ganoderma lucidum is commonly found growing on hardwood trees, particularly oaks, although it can adapt to various environments. The underside of the cap bears a white, porous surface that releases countless tiny spores when mature. While the mushroom itself has a bitter taste and tough texture, it is typically not consumed in its whole form but is rather prepared as an extract or powder for medicinal purposes.

In traditional Chinese medicine and other ancient healing systems, Ganoderma lucidum has been ascribed numerous health-promoting properties. It is believed to support the immune system, reduce inflammation, and contribute to overall well-being. Scientific studies have explored its potential antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory effects, adding substance to its longstanding reputation as a medicinal mushroom.

Beyond its medicinal attributes, Ganoderma lucidum has become a symbol of spiritual balance and harmony. Its association with vitality and longevity has made it a popular subject in art and cultural practices, and it holds a place in various traditional rituals.

As interest in natural remedies and holistic health practices grows, Ganoderma lucidum continues to be a subject of scientific inquiry and a staple in the world of traditional medicine, offering a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern understanding. Its enduring significance makes it not just a mushroom but a cultural and natural icon with a rich tapestry of meanings woven into its cap and spores.

Cultivation Level :  -  Easy
Substrates :  -  Wood/Sawdust/Logs
Temps : Colonizing/Fruiting  -  70-80/65-75

Our Medicinal Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringes contain a carefully curated blend of nutrients and mycelium, providing an optimal environment for the growth and development of your favorite medicinal mushroom strains. The liquid culture format ensures ease of use, making the inoculation process straightforward for both beginners and seasoned cultivators.

Key Features:

1. High-Quality Ingredients: We use only the finest ingredients to create a nutrient-rich medium that promotes robust mycelial growth, resulting in healthy and vigorous mushroom colonies.

2. Convenience: Our liquid culture syringes are ready to use, eliminating the need for additional steps or preparation. Simply sterilize your equipment, inoculate your substrate, and watch your mushrooms flourish.

3. Reliable Sterility: Each syringe is produced under strict sterile conditions to ensure the absence of contaminants, providing you with peace of mind and a higher chance of successful inoculation.

4. Long Shelf Life: Our syringes are designed to have a prolonged shelf life when stored properly, allowing you the flexibility to plan and execute your cultivation projects at your own pace.

Embark on a journey of mycology with our Medicinal Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringes – the perfect solution for cultivating premium, home-grown mushrooms. Elevate your mushroom cultivation experience and savor the satisfaction of harvesting your own medicinal mushrooms at home.

Our liquid cultures are guaranteed for 30 days and should be stored in the refrigerator until you can study them.

Lil' Shop's liquid culture suspensions are 10 cc Air-tight syringes with a sharp-tipped applicator needle included. They are professionally packaged, individually sealed. All liquid culture products are prepared in the most sterile way possible and are 100% guaranteed to be free from contaminates.

Liquid Culture Syringe features high quality, live, liquid culture suspensions (not spores), in 10 ml. luer-lok syringes. Syringes are shipped capped with a separate sterile 18g syringe needle included, and can be stored for several months in a refrigerator.

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