6. Banishes Insomnia
In China, pieces of reishi mushroom are cut up and left to soak in wine for at least four weeks. This tonic is then consumed before bedtime for a good night’s sleep as reishi mushrooms are believed to have calming and sedating effects. A rat study also cements this belief. When they were fed with a water extract of reishi mushrooms, a significant increase of 8.5 percent rapid-eye-movement sleep was observed.
7. Helps The Liver
Reishi mushroom exerts protective effects on the liver. According to a study, the effects of reishi mushroom water extract were studied in mice with an induced liver injury. The results revealed that this medicinal mushroom has the ability to heal the liver cells, probably due to their antioxidant properties.