• Report: #656871

Complaint Review: MountainRoseherbs.com

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  • Submitted: Sat, October 30, 2010
  • Updated: Thu, November 04, 2010

  • Reported By: MarcusJDr — Tuscaloosa Alabama United States of America
MountainRoseherbs.com
PO Box 50220 Eugene, Oregon United States of America

MountainRoseherbs.com The company tried to advertise the reishi mushroom as a beneficial herbal medicine. All it did was cause hallucinations Eugene, Oregon

*Consumer Comment: Heck, this is America..the sales will probably tenfold..

*Consumer Comment: Fair enough

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: What you are referring to is from a Magazine, not us

*Consumer Comment: A little disengenuous

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Possibly Confused

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I thought the reishi mushroom advertised on the site had some anti- inflammatory properties. The site described it as having healing powers. All of this is a lie. All it did was cause hallucinations.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Heck, this is America..the sales will probably tenfold..

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

..once people read and ignorantly believe what the OP states..that it caused hallucinations. I am sure the druggies will be much more apt to purchase the mushrooms thinking it caused hallucinations...then whether or not it has any effects regarding inflammation or healing powers. This was a great publicity stunt..I grant you that.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Fair enough

AUTHOR: Ramjet - (U.S.A.)

OK, I agree the link I provided was for an article in a magazine posted on your site.

You do not appear to claim the medical benefits the article does.

However, it's pretty easy to extrapolate that you agree with it.  You might do well to make sure people don't make the same mistake I and the OP did by posting some kind of disclaimer that you disagree with the article's statements.

I probably shouldn't hold my breath.

 

 

 

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

What you are referring to is from a Magazine, not us

AUTHOR: shawnie-d - (United States of America)

The link your provided is actually an article written by Gina Mohammed for Herb Companion magazine and it is not ours. Nowhere on our product listing on our website, in our catalog, or even on the product label itself do we allude to Reishi having anti-inflammatory properties and because you read an article from a national magazine which sites us as a resource does not mean we are deceiving the public. We were excited about being mentioned as a resource in a national magazine which is why we posted a link to the magazine article, and just because we did this does not mean we deceived you.

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#4 Consumer Comment

A little disengenuous

AUTHOR: Ramjet - (U.S.A.)

You may not be overtly advertising your stuff as medicine, but there are entries on your website like this:  mountainroseherbs.com/newsletter/gourmet_healing_power_of_mushrooms.php   that can certainly lead one to believe you are selling medicinal mushrooms with ant-inflammatory being one of it's characteristics.

Disclaimers like - entertainment purposes only - are the kind of things that are red flags to most of us that you are making unfounded claims and you know it.
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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Possibly Confused

AUTHOR: shawnie-d - (United States of America)

Mountain Rose Herbs is a grower, processor and distributor of certified organic herbs and spices and we do not offer manufactured items that make bold claims. The Reishi we offer is simply dried whole mushrooms used for making ones own food or medicine and nowhere on our website or in our catalog do we advertise our Reishi as being beneficial as an anti-inflammatory. We are only guessing that the person who posted this complaint may have us confused with any one of the thousands of vendors out there offering Reishi. The only information we provide on our website concerning Reishi is a historical profile of the mushroom including its origins, how it is usually prepared, its historic uses, and other interesting facts surrounding this mushroom. We DO NOT advertise our mushrooms as being specific for an particular ailment and all of the information we post concerning the Reishi is posted within a link titled "learn more" and we boldly state that the information on that page is for "educational purposes only". In addition to this, there is NO scientific study, nor are there any professionally documented sources citing Reishi as being able to cause hallucinations, and after a quick reference into cited medical contraindications and interactions with this mushroom, we cannot find any source as it causing hallucinations.

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