HEMLOCK REISHI MUSHROOMS
The hemlock reishi grows on the dead and dying hemlocks in eastern forests. Eastern Hemlocks are under pressure from the imported wooly adelgid, and insect scourge that slowly sucks the energy from the tree.
Reishi is known as the Chinese Mushroom of Immortality because it’s an excellent immune modulator and helps your body adapt to challenges from different environmental stresses. These powerful medicinal properties are best extracted from Reishi by grinding the fruiting bodies, then decocting in water or tincturing in alcohol.
For directions on how to use this excellent medicinal mushroom see our Making Medicine post.