Ganoderma tsugae – Hemlock Reishi

Reishi mushrooms have been used medicinally in Asia for over 2,000 years. Hemlock reishi (Ganoderma tsugae) fruit in New England from May-June. Hemlock reishi are most often found on dead or dying Eastern Hemlock trees. They like to grow near running water. Reishi are known as the “Mushroom of Immortality”. They can be used medicinally […]

Hemlock Reishi, The Mushroom of Immortality

Hemlock Reishi Mushroom

Written by Amy Demers of the Connecticut Foraging Club Reishi Mushrooms (Ganoderma sp.) have been used medicinally for over 2,000 years in Asia to promote health and longevity. There are at least 80 Ganoderma species in the world, three of which have been found in New England. Ganoderma lucidum, known as “Lingzhi” in China and […]