posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 08:24 AM
In Chinese medicine ,reishi are called lingzhi .
They've been studied extensively in the USA ,at Sloan kettering cancer hospital ,and have many beneficial uses .
It's in many herbal formulas .
Here is a recipes using it in a medicinal soup that is used to boost immunity .
It doesn't note them in the recipe,but you add a few in same time you cook the onions .
750 ml (3 cups) water 12 gm Astragalas (huang qi) 8 gm Atractylodes (bai zhu) 4 gm Ledebouriella Root (fang feng) 12 gm Chinese Wolfberry (gou qizi) 5
pitted red dates (hong zao), rinsed 2 small chunks margarine 1 tablespoon diced onion One 418-gm can sweet corn 250 ml (1 cup) chicken stock 2
tablespoons chestnut flour or corn flour, mixed with 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Lingzhi 靈芝 Action:
1. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Add all the herbs and cook over high heat for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered until
the broth reduces to about 250 ml (1 cup). Strain and reserve the broth. Discard the dregs.
2. Heat the margarine over medium heat in a saucepan. Stir-fry the onion until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes, then pour in the broth, sweet corn and
chicken stock. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir in the chestnut and corn flour mixture to thicken the soup. Season with the salt and remove from
the heat. Serve immediately.
edit on 6/14/13 by PtolemyII because: (no reason given)