Extraction is a process whereby medicinal qualities of a plant or herb are gathered by pressure, distillation, or evaporation. Extracts of a herb can be in liquid form or powder form as capsules or tablets. Ganoderma extract is available in three forms: powder, pill, or liquid. Ganoderma is available in capsules and liquid extracts.
The oldest and most common method of ganoderma extraction is by grinding the red mushroom up into powder. It is done by picking the reishi and drying it out. When the mushroom is completely dry, it is ground into a fine powder. The powder is red in color. In another traditional way of ganoderma extraction, it is prepared as a hot water extract. Dry or fresh ganoderma is added to a pot of boiling water and left to simmer in a covered pot for around two hours. The resultant liquid is bitter in taste. This bitter taste is , actually, an indication of real and pure ganoderma. In addition to these traditional ways, ganoderma extract is also made using state of the art technology. Ganoderma extracts are becoming popular all over the world for their health benefits.
On the basis of the health benefits of ganoderma extract is called what herbalists term adaptogen . It refers to natural rejuvenating and restorative herbs which enhance the body’s resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue. Therefore, ganoderma extracts have value not only in case of fatal diseases but also in case of everyday stress due to hectic activities of modern life. In everyday life, ganoderma extract can be taken as coffee which is natural coffee and free from side-effects. It is now being recommended as one of the healthiest coffees because of ganoderma extract in it.