I recently had the opportunity to taste Organo Gold Instant Coffee. What most intrigued me about these packets of fresh roasted & ground Arabica beans was that they contained Ganoderma leading me to wonder what it is in the first place. I really didn’t notice a flavor difference from other instant coffee I’ve had.
Ganoderma is a medicinal mushroom that’s been used in Asian cultures for over 4000 years now. The Chinese name for Ganoderma is Lingzhi, meaning “spiritual potency”. The Japanese call it Reishi and consider it the King of Herbs. Dr. Shi-Jean Lee, the most famous Chinese medical doctor of the Ming Dynasty, strongly endorsed the effectiveness of Ganoderma in his famous book, Ban Chao Gang Moo (“Great Pharmacopoeia”). He stated that the “long-term taking of Ganoderma (Reishi) (Lingzhi) will build a strong, healthy body and assure a long life.”
In today’s world, Ganoderma potency is the most important consideration. It’s either grown on a natural log or in a plastic bag. Organo Gold uses the naturally grown variety. I’m thinking I would need to drink it regularly in order to experience Ganoderma’s full impact. The effects of an occasional cup were most noticeable in the morning when I felt more rested from what seemed to be a deeper sleep. That’s certainly a great first step on the road to better health!
Photos courtesy of Organo Gold and ganoresearch.com