How to Make a Reishi Mushroom Tincture in 11 Simple Steps

Reishi mushrooms are one of nature’s greatest healers. If you manage to find a patch on your property, you’re in luck! However, processing fresh fungi into functional medicine is a whole new challenge.

The best way to harness the power of this shroom is to make a dual-extraction tincture. Not sure what that means? No worries.

Read on to learn how to make a reishi mushroom tincture the right way, plus discover alternative methods to craft a killer custom elixir for your mycological apothecary.

Materials to Make Reishi Tincture

- Reishi mushrooms - Alcohol - Water - Stove pot - Strainer or filter - Mason jars - Amber tincture bottles

Source the Right Reishi

Ideally, you’ll be able to forage reishi yourself. That way, you can control the quality and choose fresh varieties from species you trust. If you’re buying reishi, be discerning.

Clean and Chop Mushrooms

Clean off dirt and debris with a damp cloth and pick off any insects residing in your reishi. Then, cut the fruits into pieces about the size of a single die.

Dehydrate Reishi

Dehydrating your reishi is most likely better than using fresh fungal matter. While actual studies are lacking in this regard, it seems sensical that removing all water will create a more concentrated medicinal base.

Mix With Alcohol

Fill a mason jar halfway with dried reishi. Use additional jars if you have more reishi than will fill a single jar halfway.

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