Observation 76026: Ganoderma oregonense Murrill

When: 2011-09-10

Collection location: Snow Peak, Lacomb, Linn Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)

No specimen available

Soft, giving context. Surface dusted with brown spores. Mahogany at the stem.
Margin so soft my fingerprints left trails. Old growth forest, extremely dry conditions.

Update, revisited on 10-3-11 and collected.


Copyright © 2011 Britney
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10-3-11, large grocery bag :)

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And now for tea…
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-10-03 17:36:45 CDT (-0500)

Thanks for the helpful instructions for Reishi tea. I’m ready to try my hand at this today!

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-09-13 15:01:05 CDT (-0500)

again, thanks!

Ways to make Reishi…
By: ndoll
2011-09-13 00:05:42 CDT (-0500)
  • Use a slow cooker. I recommend Boni Brand. Its pan and cover are made of natural purple sand. * Use the cleanest water available. Distilled water is a good choice. * Brew for 24 hours on the “low” setting. * Before drinking, filter the liquid clean using cotton-balls and a funnel. The cotton filter removes pollutants. * Sip the tea at a comfortable rate, and relax. * Dip a cotton hand cloth in tea, let it cool, and then apply topically. It has a sedative effect on the skin. * Inhale warm vapors from above the cooker with a towel over head. Reishi vapors treat the lungs and in turn, the skin. * Drink at night time before sleep. Reishi works best when asleep and relaxed. * Drink three days in a row. Then take a few days no tea. It is like exercise.
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-09-12 09:12:21 CDT (-0500)

thanks for the link! And everyone for all the info

By: christopher hodge (christopher hodge)
2011-09-12 02:00:44 CDT (-0500)

not to be more specific as literally not every ganoderma is best for strong medicinal tea, but I have seen research that indicated similar active compounds in ganoderma lucidum, tsugae, orgonense. I wish the best for you and your partner.


any ganoderma
By: christopher hodge (christopher hodge)
2011-09-12 00:52:34 CDT (-0500)

will do for tea making.

why the name change?

Ndoll…many thanks!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-09-12 00:47:12 CDT (-0500)

my partner is quite ill and I’ve hoped and prayed to find this.
Thank you for the correction in identity, the instruction, and the science of it.
Tomorrow will make two days since I found it, I plan to head out at the crack of dawn to harvest this.
Again, thank you for sharing this knowledge. Blessings

How to make Reishi Tea…
By: ndoll
2011-09-11 23:55:15 CDT (-0500)

With dehydrated Reishi material it must be decocted with the hot-water bath method.

Lingzhi requires Time to decoct; slow and easy. At 2 hours the decoction smells earthy; at 12 hours it smells uncertain; and at 24 hours its scent is pleasant and sugary. It takes about 24 hours to unleash the bioelectric energy (=ching-chi).

Chinese herbal formulas contain combinations of herbs to work in concert and hierarchy. There is a King herb; an Assistant herb to the king; and Servant herbs to the assistant. Lingzhi is a Superior medicine. It is an all-in-one formula.

The hot-water bath method re-animates Reishi back to life. It is like Frankenstein.

When wild-crafted specimens are connecting to a host/tree its bioelectric energy is flourishing. While fresh picked and juicy it is fully-charged, potent, and bitter. This fresh material is called Lingzhicao, or Spiritual Vegetable Meat.

Reishi is not a play toy. I do not sugar coat that. It’s common name is the “Spiritual Mushroom of Immortality”. Think about it. Legendary physicians in ancient China approached spirituality in earnesty, caution, and with impressive extents of knowledge.

So if you want to test your strength, try the hot-water bath method, or eat it raw.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-09-11 02:09:20 CDT (-0500)

Which of the Ganoderma are for making reishi tea? Observations here on MO mention G. oregonense to be for reishi tea but many other references call reishi G. lucidum.

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