More on Nissan Reishi

More on Nissan Reishi

Red Reishi

REISHI is a very rare and precious Chinese medicine (herb). Since Immemorial time, only royalty had the privilege of consuming it. REISHI with its medical efficacy was attested to the ancient Chinese medical text (presumed to be over 2,000 years old). The book, which is known in Japan as “Shinnoh Honzohkyo”, is now recognized as being the original textbook of Oriental medical science. There are 365 kinds of medicines that are classified and explained. Reishi was first categorized as a “Superior Medicine (herb) in “Shinnoh Honzohkyo” and also in the “Chinese Outline of Herbs” written by Li Sze Tsun of the Ming Dynasty. In both texts, Reishi has been ranked the Number One Herb, ahead of Ginseng which is ranked Number Two among the 365 recognized herbs. In “Shinnoh Honzohkyo”, six kinds of Reishi (blue, red, yellow, white, black and purple) are fully explained and the Red type has the most favorable reputation among the different kinds.

RED REISHI is referred to as a “Superior Medicine” because when compared to the ordinary medicine it has the following superior qualities*:

  1. Daily consumption is acceptable and has no side effects.
  2. Regular consumption of Reishi will regulate bodily functions to its normal forms.
  3. It is effective in all organ functions.

Germination of Red Reishi in a natural environment is not easily attained due to its hard shell surface. The surrounding environment such as temperature, humidity, sunlight, quality of the wood logs and carbon dioxide density in the air; all play an important role in the cultivation process. If any of the above conditions are not met, Reishi will not grow to maturity and its nutritional value will be largely diminished. Wild-grown Reishi is prone to diseases and insect infestations. The mother fungi also plays an important role in the quality of the Reishi.dead plum, guercus serrata or pasonia trees. Out of 10,000 such aged trees, perhaps 2 or 3 will have reishi growth, therefore it is very scarce indeed. The spores of reishi have such tough outer husks that germination is next to impossible and this accounts for its rarity. It was said that in the old days when one discovered reishi, it had to be kept a secret even from one’s closest relative and there was big celebration upon fruitful return. The herballous history of reishi had long been documented in the oldest Chinese pharmacopoeia written in about the first or second century B.C. In it reishi had been recorded as having the most extensive and effective healing powers. It is because of this recognition that there is diligent research for methods of reishi cultivation feasible for commercial productions.In 1972, the cultivation of reishi became successful and as a result, what was once only attainable by the privileged is now readily make available to everyone. A number of countries are now conducting sophisticated research in reishi hoping to further the practice and science of medicine. The booklet reports the result of such research.


Firstly, the process for cultivation of Red Reishi (hereinafter referred to as Reishi) involves grafting the superior Reishi fungi onto aged dried wood of Japanese oak which are then placed in green houses under strict controlled environmental conditions. It is watched carefully by experienced mycologists over its cultivation period. This method of cultivation is far more complex and time consuming than other inferior and cheaper methods, such as the use of bottles and wood pulp.

Nissan Chemical Corporation with their advanced technology in cultivation have obtained the essence of the heart-shaped Reishi and it is packaged for easy consumption in pill and granular form.


Physicians around the world have paid high attention to the term “ADAPTOGEN”, which is one of the properties that the Reishi possesses.

In Japan, reports from hospitals and medical research centers on Reishi’s health benefits have been astonishing. Some of the main medicinal properties of Reishi include support to the immune system, nourishment of the heart, strengthening of the body’s qi and blood, and being an adaptogen to help increase energy and resistance to stress.


During the early stages of consuming the Reishi, one may experience mild detoxification symptoms such as irritated skin or gastro-intestional symptoms. For some people, diarrhea may occur but it will subside between two to five days and thereafter will stop. The time frame may vary from person to person. The excretion of accumulated body toxins and vigorous activities of body metabolism are the normal signs of recovery and they indicate that the properties of Reishi are functioning well. Such irregularities differ between individuals and will eventually disappear as the body accustoms to the regular use of Reishi. Although, Reishi may have many physiological reactions due to its effect, it does not produce any long term side effects that are associated with most drugs.

The “recovery symptoms” is the normal response in medical treatments as stated in the old Chinese medicine text, “Sheung Shu”. Such reactions are only temporary, lasting only a few days until the body adjusts to the overall improved activity from consuming Reishi. Daily consumption of large amounts of water is recommended.

Nissan Chemical Corporation

Nissan Chemical Corporation (originally named Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd.) the pioneer of Japanese chemical industry, was established in 1887. Since then, they have been dedicated to producing and sourcing innovative and high quality specialty materials.

In the early seventies, in addition to the existing products, Nissan undertook an intensive research program into the cultivation of Red Reishi because of its potentially high health benefits. With extensive funding and dedication, Nissan’s researchers finally developed a cultivation method that is worthy of the commitment in the production of high quality products.


Nissan Reishi comes in a Tablet form and packaged in small aluminum foil packs for consumer’s convenience. The Tablet form comes with 50 packets with 2 tablets in each packet.

Nissan Chemical guarantees each 50-pack box to contain at least 6,600 mg of essence extracted from no less than 94.3 g of the superior Red Dried Reishi from their own cultivation.

Nissan Reishi is a natural dietary nutritional supplement.


Perhaps, the quality level of Reishi that is consumed is low. As such, it is important to use only quality Reishi products from a manufacturer you can trust.

Reishi is a rare “Superior Herb” with incredible health benefits. Through years of research in Japan, it is proven that the red-coloured Reishi has great healing value, and the red-coloured has the highest nutritional value. Furthermore, it is proven that in order to cultivate top quality Reishi plant, one must use mother fungi (unique only to Nissan Reishi products), which has the most potency, combined with the method that is most similar with its natural growing environment (natural wood log cultivation).

Unfortunately the production method is very costly and it takes over 1 year to complete, thus, making the end product expensive. For the consumers, buying top-quality Reishi products in the marketplace is complicated because many Reishi suppliers have produced only enough to meet the demand of the general public. The cultivation period time for low quality Reishi plants are approximately 3 – 4 months only.

Nissan Reishi is a product manufactured by Nissan Chemical Corporation of Japan. With the use of whole wood logs, a unique fungi strain, advanced technology and strict supervision, Nissan Reishi has been recognized by consumers worldwide as the number one and the pioneer of Reishi products today.


A. Soak the sliced reishi pieces in 1.5 litre of water for 4 hours.

B. Remove the quails from boiling water after 5 seconds and put in Chinese steam pot. Pour in the 1.5 litre of water together with the reishi pieces. Add dry scallops, pork lean meat and add adash of cooking wine.

C. Steam boil for 3 hours.

D. Before use, season the soup with salt and pepper to your preference.

Note: You can put in dried long-gang meat or dry red dates to sweeten the soup. You can also substitute 2 frozen whole pigeons, a whole chicken or half a turtle instead of the 6 quails for the above recipe.

3. A Word From the Editor

Western medical practices base their diagnoses on examinations of organs and symptoms. Medications with known unwanted side effects continue to be employed as long as they can relieve the pains of patients.

Traditional Chinese medical practices aim to cure by normalizing all bodily functions in a patient. It holds the notion that unless everything is put onto the right track, there can be no complete cure. Reishi normalizes the bodily functions without any side effects; it is used as a preventative measure. Reasearchers are still unable to pinpoint and patent the active ingredients in Reishi. Instead, researchers just know it is best to extract and consume the essence of fully grown mature Red Reishi. This is why the Western medical practices have not yet valued the Reishi’s efficacy.

Reishi has been used as a preventative measure, large dosages of it may have higher recovery effects. Researchers in Asia continue their research on Reishi’s medical efficacy and firmly believe that in the near future the West will also value Reishi’s health benefits.


The consumption amount of Reishi differs from individuals and depends on the quality and brand of Reishi. For NISSAN REISHI, a pack (2 tablets) a day for a healthy person will suffice. An individual with health concerns should take 2 – 4 packs a day or more.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

last updated: 11/09/09