Definition of reishi in English:

reishi

noun

  • A mushroom with a shiny cap which typically grows on dead or dying timber, found in Asia and North America. Preparations made from it are credited with various stimulant and health-giving properties.

    • ‘In clinical studies, maitake, reishi and shiitake mushrooms have demonstrated anticancer activities.’
    • ‘Many mushrooms, especially reishi, contain substances that inhibit the activation of cytokines and their by-products.’
    • ‘Shiitake and reishi mushrooms, both used and studied in China, knock cholesterol levels almost in half.’
    • ‘Boil 2-18 gm of chopped or powdered reishi mushroom in a quart of water.’
    • ‘Studies with substances from reishi mushrooms have been shown useful in lowering both cholesterol and blood pressure.’

Origin

Japanese.

Pronunciation

reishi

/ˈreɪʃi/