The Ganoderma lucidum mushrooms, also known as the reishi or lingzhi mushrooms, have served as a medicinal plant since ancient times. Ancient Asian remedies use Ganoderma lucidum to treat stress and sleeplessness, to boost the immune system and to reduce the size of some cancerous tumors. The mushroom can be cooked and eaten with meals or steeped in a tea for the medicinal benefits. Ganoderma grows naturally in the wild, but you can also cultivate the mushroom on a log to provide a constant supply for you and your family.Growing the Reishi Mushroom is a good choice for the home cultivator. Not only has it been long revered for its medicinal properties, the Reishi is also fascinating to watch grow – and it’s fruits are stunningly beautiful.It is rather easy to grow, fast to colonize and resistant to many forms of contamination. It can be grown in two different forms, namely the conk form and the antler form, depending on the amount of fresh air it receives.