In many of our legends, Ganoderma Lucidum is described as a drug that can be revived. As a household name, "Bai Suzhen steals grass to save Xu Xian" story. In the legend about the ancestors Shennong, Ganoderma Lucidum is considered to be a magical drug that can solve a hundred poisons. Shennong is the great god of agriculture and the god of medicine in ancient China. "Huainanzi·Rehabilitation Training" records: "Shen Nong tastes the taste of the grass, and encounters seventy poisons in one day", reflecting the situation in which Shennong tasted the grass and was often poisoned. How is Shennong poisoning solved? In the area of Shennongjia in Hubei, there is still a story about Shenjin’s detoxification of Ganoderma lucidum.
Shennong took a group of subjects and set off from Lishan, the hometown of Suizhou, Hubei Province, to the northwestern mountain jungle. The cliffs are steep, and Shennong and his subjects climbed up and climbed. At the top of the mountain, they planted trees as walls, covered the thatched houses, and looked around for medicine every day. One day Shennong was poisoned by drugs, and when he was turning around, he fell to the ground and could not speak quickly. The subjects hurriedly helped him to sit up. He used his last strength to point to a red and bright ganoderma lucidum in front of him, and pointed to his mouth. The subjects rushed to chew the Ganoderma lucidum and feed it to Shennong's mouth.
Shennong ate the ganoderma lucidum and solved the poisonous gas before turning it to safety. Later, people called the Shennongjia as a “Shen Nongjia”, and the place where they lived in the mountains was called “Mucheng”. The historical data also records the story of Shennong's picking of Ganoderma lucidum in Hengshan, Hunan today. Later, Hengshan's Ganoderma lucidum was highly praised by Taoism and was well known.