Chaga-Reishi, double extraction concentrated tincture
A wonderful and very healthful concoction from wild Maine chaga and organic red reishi mushroom. There are a plethora of health benefits that these two allies offer, including, but not limited to:
- defend against tumor growth and cancer
- improve liver function and detoxification
- support heart health
- balance blood pressure
- balance hormone levels
- may be helpful for allergies and asthma
- supports respiratory health
- supports immune system
- may reduce risk of infection and viruses
- antioxidant properties
- supports blood vessels and may be helpful for pain and inflammation
- supports gastrointestinal health
- antimicrobial properties
- anti viral properties
Sage Moon Apothecary's Chaga-Reishi has been double extracted and concentrated. The means that it was infused in 40% alcohol for 6 weeks to deprive the alcohol soluble properties from both chaga and reishi. It was then strained and the chaga and reishi were simmered on very low heat (heat over 80 degrees can damage valuable enzymes) for 36 hours to extract the water soluble properties such as polysaccharides. The resulting tea was then concentrated to approximately 1/3 it's original volume along with spices to enhance it's flavor. Maine maple syrup and Maine raw wildflower honey were then added to sweeten and make it more palatable and enjoyable to take. Finally, the alcohol extraction was combined with the now concentrated water extraction in a 1:3 ratio. The result is a highly concentrated and quite potent tincture.
There is quite a bit of information on both chaga and reishi on the internet. Please explore them to discover the plethora of benefits they may bring and decide if they are right for you.
Because they do stimulate the immune system, those using immunosuppressant medications are encouraged to ask their physician or pharmacist of they are right for them. As with any herbs, if you are using other medications, please check to make sure that there are no known interactions.
Chaga-Reishi double extraction concentrated tincture may be taken sublingually (under the tongue), or added to water or other liquid that is under 80 degrees in temperature.
The recommended dosage is 2 -3 droppers full daily. This may be divided up into multiple doses. There are various suggestions with how to best take Chaga-Reishi. Some say to use on an empty stomach (reishi) and others recommend using between the hours of 10am and 4pm so that the increased energy it may provide will not interfere with sleep. Sage Moon Apothecary recommends experimenting with what feels right to you.
It is not recommended to use this product for longer than 6 months consecutively. This is due to some herbal texts suggesting that reishi has a potential toxicity effect when used in high doses over along period of time. It should be noted that reishi is classified as a "superior herb", which means that after 2000 years, there are no side effects reported in any literature or clinical studies.
Each 4 ounce bottle contains approximately 182 droppers full. Each 2 ounce bottle contains approximately 91 droppers full. A dropper contains approximately 25 drops or 1/4 teaspoon. Recommend does is 2-3 droppers full daily.
Best kept refrigerated. Will keep at least 12-18 months.
Ingredients: water, 80 proof alcohol, organic red reishi mushroom, wild Maine chaga, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, fenugreek, Maine maple syrup, raw Maine wildflower honey
* The Reishi.com website has a great deal of useful information that may be of interest.