Is there a market for medicinal mushrooms?
Over the past twenty years there has been a steady flow of articles on reishi, shiitake, and maitake mushrooms and their healing properties. This flow has increased dramatically, to the point where in 2010, articles appeared in many separate publications. Whereas there were only 2 or three mushroom products on the market twenty years ago, today there are hundreds, with more appearing each day. Considering that reishi has a history of use that spans 2 thousand years and is as highly revered in the Orient as ginseng, one could readily compare its market potential to ginseng.