Qin Shihuang struggled for longevity
Ganoderma lucidum, also known as Tai Sui, is the elixir of the immortality sought after by the legendary Qin Shihuang. Li Shizhen also recorded the meat ganoderma in the "Compendium of Materia Medica" and included it in the "chi" category of the "dish" department. It is eaten and used as medicine, and it is regarded as “the best quality of the classics”. The effect is “long-term food, light and not old, and long-lasting gods”.
In 219 BC, Emperor Qin Shihuang once sat on the Shandong Peninsula with a boat, where he had been lingering for three months, where he heard that there were three fairy mountains in the Bohai Bay, called Penglai, Abbot, and Pazhou. There are three immortals living in the three fairy hills, and there are immortality medicines in their hands. The person who told Qin Shihuang this magical story was Xu Fu. He was a local alchemist. He heard that he had seen these three fairy mountains with his own eyes. After Qin Shihuang was very happy to listen, he sent Xu Fu to lead thousands of boys and girls into the sea to find immortality medicine. The vast fleet led by Xu Fu set off, but he drifted on the sea for a long time and did not find what he called Xianshan, not to mention the immortality. Qin Shihuang was a tyrant. Xu did not complete the task. After returning, he would be decapitated according to the style of Emperor Qin Shihuang, so he took the thousands of boys and girls to the water in Japan.
Although Xu Fu never went back, Qin Shihuang did not die the heart of seeking immortality. Four years later, in 215 BC, Qin Shihuang found another Yan person named Lu Sheng, who specializes in Xiu Xianyang. The alchemist, Qin Shihuang sent Lu Sheng into the sea to ask for immortality and Xu Fu is different. Xu Fu is going to patrol the elixir, and this time Lu Sheng went to the sea to patrol two ancient immortals, one called "high oath" and one called " Tricks."
According to records, the common name of "Longevity Medicine" that Qin Shihuang could not find is "Tai Sui", and the scientific name is "Meat Ganoderma". But in the end, Qin Shihuang did not eat longevity medicine, neither long-lived, but the Qin Dynasty also died early.