How are Ganoderma/Reishi/Lingzhi cultivated?
Have you ever wonder where does Ganoderma lucidum grow on and how is it cultivated now?
Ganoderma lucidum is a reddish laccate species of Ganoderma with a limited distribution in Europe and parts of China, where it grows on decaying hardwood trees.
In the wild, Ganoderma grows at the base and stumps of deciduous trees, especially that of the maple. Only two or three out of 10,000 such aged trees will have Ganoderma growth, and therefore it is extremely rare in its natural form.
In Malaysia, the temperature (28˚C - 32˚C) and level of humidity are very conducive for cultivating Ganoderma. A proper environment is essential in cultivating high quality Ganoderma hence there is no doubt our coffee’s quality is assured! Cultivators invest greatly into their plantations, greenhouses with sophisticated and modern cultivation technology to ensure consistent and premium quality Ganoderma lucidum.
Today, Ganoderma is effectively cultivated on hardwood logs or sawdust/woodchips. The tissue culture and 100% organic method for the cultivation of Ganoderma are adopted by our cultivators. We used paddy husks, brown rice flour, and rubber trees scrapes as a medium of plantation. No chemicals, pesticides or hormones are used in the cultivation. Natural environment factors such as temperature, humidity and exposure to the sun are closely monitored & controlled to ensure optimum growth while maintaining therapeutic properties. It takes 3 months for Ganoderma to mature before it is harvested under tight supervision.
After formation of the fruiting body, Ganoderma is harvested, dried, ground, and processed into tablets or capsules to be directly ingested or made into tea or soup. It can also be added into instant beverages, e.g. Ganoderma coffee. Other Ganoderma products include processed fungal mycelia or spores. Ganoderma is also used to create mycelium bricks, mycelium furniture, and leather-like products.