• Chinese Medicine Perspective

    We have added very brief and simple descriptions about Traditional Chinese Medicine's (TCM) perspective on medicinal mushrooms. TCM has used mushrooms for thousands of years for medicinal and healing purposes, giving us an alternative approach on how to understand the effect that mushrooms have.


    Perhaps one of the most helpful aspects of Chinese Medicine is the holistic approach to human life.

    Everything we ingest will have an overall effect on our bodies; not just to one particular aspect alone.

    This helps to see our health in broader sense and also approach recovery with a long-term mindset.


    We highly recommend to always consult with well trained Chinese Medicine herbalist when taking powerful supplements such as Oriveda over long duration, especially for medical purposes.

    (Note! Many of the TCM practitioners do not specialise in herbs and many offer questionable service, so it is worth looking around until you find a person whom you can trust to be professional and knowledgeable).





  • Medicinal Mushrooms according to TCM

    Cordyceps Sinensis / Dong Chong Xia Cao

    Taste: Sweet

    Energy: Slightly Warm

    Channels effected: Lung & Kidney

    Actions: Nourishes Kidney Yang and Lung Yin. Augments the Essence. Transforms Phlegm & Stops Cough

    Reishi / Ganoderma Lucidum / Ling Zhi

    Taste: Sweet & bitter

    Energy: Neutral / Slightly Warm

    Channels effected: Heart, Liver, Lung

    Actions: Tonifies Qi, Nourishes Blood, Calms the Shen (mind), Transforms Phlegm, Stops Cough

    Lions Mane / Hericium erinaceus / Hou Tou Gu

    Taste: Sweet & bland

    Energy: Neutral

    Channels effected: Spleen, Stomach, Heart

    Actions: Strengthens the Stomach & Regulates Qi, tonifies the Spleen & promotes digestion, calms the Shen (mind) & nourishes the Brain.

    Turkey Tail / Trametes versicolor / Yun Zhi

    Taste: Sweet & slightly bitter

    Energy:Slightly warm

    Channels effected: Lung, Liver, Spleen

    Actions: Dispels Damp, reduces Phlegm, nourishes the Mind 

    Chaga / Bai Hua Rong

    Taste: Sweet

    Energy: Warm

    Channels effected: Liver, Spleen, Heart (Kidneys, Stomach)

    Actions: Nourishes Liver, Kidneys, Heart, revives Blood, calms the Mind, supports bodies defence Qi


    Source: Chinese Pharmacopoeia 2010

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