Mushroom tinctures can come from hundreds of different species, however, at Mondo, we have three that are considered to be the most popular and beneficial to the human body. The guide to the three tinctures available at Mondo: Reishi, Chaga & Lion’s Mane.
The Lion’s Mane mushroom is an edible type of mushroom that has been commonly used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. It was commonly used in ancient China for its ability to help with the digestive system, water regulation, and ability to improve concentration. It was common for other civilizations across Asia, Europe, and North America to use Lion’s mane due to its beneficial attributes on the body and mind.
Lion’s Mane is renowned for being a versatile mushroom. They can be used to make a range of products, such as tinctures, or even for culinary purposes. Furthermore, it is known to be quite a resistant mushroom. It deals well with other species trying to colonize the same wood. Another function of the Lion’s mane is its ability to support healthy cognition. This is because it contains all compounds functional fungi contain, as well as erinacenes and hericenones. These last two are the components that help with healthy cognition.
Lingzhi, commonly referred to as Reishi, is a polypore fungus belonging to the Ganoderma genus. It is one of the most commonly used mushrooms in traditional Chinese medicine. This specie has been used for over 3000 years and is frequently referred to as the mushroom of immortality. This was because of its ability to help with so many medical/therapeutical treatments such as sleep deprivation, anxiety, digestion, etc. On top of this, it was frequently used in teas, broths, and other culinary recipes.
The Chaga fungus is a parasitic species that grows mainly on birch trees in Russia. Similarly to the other two mushrooms, this fungus was used over 500 years ago by the indigenous population of Siberia, the Ural Mountains, and Scandinavia. According to texts of traditional medicine, Chaga was used to treat cancer, tuberculosis, ulcers, and other gastric issues.
Chaga is known to be full of beneficial vitamins & antioxidants making it a very popular fungus for people to use. Interestingly enough, it is the fungus specie with the highest concentration of antioxidants, making it a great product for skincare.