Definition of reishi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈreɪʃi/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


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.
  • Ganoderma lucidum, family Ganodermaceae, class Hymenomycetes.
Example sentences
  • In clinical studies, maitake, reishi and shiitake mushrooms have demonstrated anticancer activities.
  • Boil 2-18 gm of chopped or powdered reishi mushroom in a quart of water.
  • Shiitake and reishi mushrooms, both used and studied in China, knock cholesterol levels almost in half.



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