This traditional Japanese tea is a natural source of beta-glucans, which activate the body's immune response for fighting pathogens (see references below.)
500-gram (1.1 lbs) in sealed, moisture-proof packaging.
❤ Antiviral, antibacterial and anti-tumor
❤ Puts body's immune cells on "high alert"
❤ Improves general health
Smooth, slightly sweet and very mushroomy flavor.
Made from kofuki variety of saru-no-koshikake mushrooms, also known as Ganoderma applanatum.
Harvested in the wild at the base of Mount Kirishima in Miyazaki prefecture, home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, wild boar, monkeys, and many species of birds. The volcanic soil in the area is rich in nutrients and supports a wide range of plant species, including various mushrooms, which are an important part of the local cuisine and traditional medicine.
Easy brew instructions below.
Pesticide-free. Hand selected, sun-dried and diced.
How to Brew
The following instructions are for making four 250 ml cups (1 liter).
- Pour 4 cups of cold water into a kettle. Add 4 grams (1 flat tbsp.)
- Heat to a full, rolling boil.
- Turn heat down, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Turn heat off, and wait for about 10 minutes.
- Strain and serve.
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- Isolation and characterization of antitumor active β-d-glucans from the fruit bodies of Ganoderma applanatum -- Carbohydrate Research. 115(1):273–280; Apr 1983
- Antibacterial Activity of Steroidal Compounds Isolated from Ganoderma applanatum -- International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. V1, 1999 Issue 4, p 325-330
- Ganoderma applanatum secondary metabolites induced apoptosis through different pathways: In vivo and in vitro anticancer studies -- Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Volume 101, May 2018, Pages 264-277
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- Antioxidative activities and chemical characterization of polysaccharide extracts from the widely used mushrooms Ganoderma applanatum, Ganoderma lucidum, Lentinus edodes and Trametes versicolor -- Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, Volume 26, Issues 1–2, May–June 2012, Pages 144-153
- Applanatumin A, a New Dimeric Meroterpenoid from Ganoderma applanatum That Displays Potent Antifibrotic Activity -- Organic Letters, Publication Date:February 23, 2015 https://doi.org/10.1021/ol503610b
- Cellular and molecular mechanisms of the Ganoderma applanatum extracts induces apoptosis on SGC‐7901 gastric cancer cells -- CELL BIOCHEMISTRY AND FUNCTION 24 February 2011; 29: 175–182. DOI: 10.1002/cbf.1735.