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Lingzhi Mushrooms

Daniel Ashley

Joined: Jun 26, 2011
Posts: 9
I found quite a bit of Lingzhi today and I thought i would share it with your folks. anyone else finding these in FL or the south east?

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Aza Aguila

Joined: Feb 28, 2012
Posts: 26
Location: Costa Rica

We harvest wild reishi (ling zhi) in Costa Rica, as well as other wild medicinal mushrooms.
We also are cultivating reishi and other mushroom crops from spawn.

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Philip Reed

Joined: May 16, 2012
Posts: 1
Aza, I live in Costa Rica am EXTREMELY interested in what you are doing. Could you contact me at: pacificoazul@gmail.com or tel: 8759 3587 Philip
Daniel Ashley

Joined: Jun 26, 2011
Posts: 9


How do you normally prepare these for consumption?
Jay Shinn

Joined: Jul 05, 2013
Posts: 15
Daniel Ashley wrote:

How do you normally prepare these for consumption?

The dried mushrooms are usually powdered and then served as a tea or taken in gel-caps.
Cody Bailey

Joined: Jul 23, 2013
Posts: 3
Location: Carson City, Nevada
Beautiful Ganoderma there.

Daniel Ashley wrote:

How do you normally prepare these for consumption?

Ling Zhi/Ganoderma are very bitter, its best to dilute them quite a bit aside from he aforementioned powdering and capsulizing there are many many products that have had Ganoderma added. People make Gano-Beer, coffee, cookies/biscuits, and even Tequila.

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John Elliott

Joined: May 08, 2013
Posts: 2038
I find them occasionally here in Georgia. For some strange reason, they seem to like crawl spaces, although I have seen them growing on stumps that were in almost perpetual shade.
George Lee

Joined: Mar 15, 2011
Posts: 528
Location: Athens, GA/Sunset, SC

Upstate SC near NC.

Roast the mushrooms for 30 minutes in the 300s, then soak for 2 hours, then strain. Add warm kettle water w/ honey. Enjoy -

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Adam Gulliford

Joined: Sep 14, 2011
Posts: 19
How Does everyone here typically go about pulverizing a harder woody mushroom? I've heard meat grinders but am interested in seeing other methods.

George Lee

Joined: Mar 15, 2011
Posts: 528
Location: Athens, GA/Sunset, SC
Mortal/pestel typically
Kay Gee

Joined: Sep 25, 2013
Posts: 17
very nice mushrooms! Any idea what species they are? Never see such yellow Lingzhi before.

We pick it a lot too. but here we have different species (Asia). we have grown before and look at grown lots at our new farm when we build mushroom house.

I would be interested to know about contamination control in other tropical countries like Costa Rica if people wanted to share their experience with it. Here i think we will use logs, but maybe sawdust mixed with farm waste as well.

if you have trouble breaking it up, cut it fresh. all commercial reishi is cut in to slices when fresh then dried. large chunks can get hard, and break blenders so be careful.
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