The Mushroom of Immortality
The legend of lingzhi (the Chinese word for Reishi mushroom) dates back to Han dynasty China – over 2,000 years ago. Lingzhi translates literally to “the mushroom of immortality” or “divine fungus.”
Ancient Chinese writings tout Reishi mushrooms as an elixir of immortality and even record secret places where the fungus sprouts. Early adopters of the mushroom of immortality believed Reishi had potent anti-aging properties. In modern China, lingzhi is still a symbol of luck, healing, and wellness.