Touted as Queen of the mushrooms, Reishi mushroom is known as a “shen tonic” that nourishes the spirit. Once reserved for only royalty, Reishi has been used for over 2,000 years as a revitalizing tonic in TCM. She has been ranked as a top healing ally for general sluggishness, poor sleep habits, hormonal imbalances and immune system deficiencies. In TCM she is often prescribed to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy due to her other-worldly adaptogenic qualities. In today’s toxic and overwhelming society, our endocrine and immune systems are at capacity. Most of us constantly function in fight or flight mode; Reishi helps to bring our systems into balance, aiding in the duration and quality of our sleep which helps us to rest and rejuvenate.