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Medicinal mushrooms for animals

Medicinal mushrooms can be used in many ways to treat symptoms and diseases in animals. Learn more about their effects and possible applications here.

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You will find trustworthy suppliers with controlled organic cultivation in Germany, but unfortunately also less recommendable importers of cheap goods. Read what is important when buying.

The most important information about medicinal mushrooms

Fungal medicine, also called mycotherapy, can draw on centuries of experience and has prevailed up to the present day. It has practically no side effects and can be excellently combined with other forms of therapy. Medicinal mushrooms eliminate the cause of a disease and do not simply suppress symptoms of disease or make them disappear. They regulate the body’s defenses and help the body fight pathogens and diseases.

Thus, mycotherapy harmonizes body, mind and spirit in a holistic way and restores the natural balance. A disease does not come overnight and likewise it cannot disappear overnight. Holistic therapies that address the root cause, like mycotherapy, take a longer time to restore health. Fungal medicine is also becoming increasingly important in the field of veterinary medicine.

The organism of humans and animals hardly differs from each other and so the healing results of mycotherapy on humans benefit our animals as well. Our animals have become very important to us humans in this day and age; they are family members, companions and comforters of the soul. They take part in our joy and happiness, but they also carry our problems, our mental conflicts and our illnesses, and they get sick from them too. Like us, our animals have a right to maintain and restore their health and happiness in life. Medicinal mushrooms – also called vital mushrooms or medicinally effective mushrooms – can play a very decisive role.

The following descriptions provide an initial overview of each medicinal mushroom used for animals.

Each animal is unique!

Our experienced team will be happy to advise you in detail and free of charge on all matters relating to the health of your pet:

Agaricus bisporus - mushroom

square picture with mushroom mushrooms growing on culture mediumAgaricus bisporus is better known under the name of mushroom. It is an important medicinal mushroom especially in the therapy of hormone-dependent tumors. It is also very suitable for the treatment of prostate enlargement. In addition to its antiviral and anti-tumor powers, Agaricus bisporus has very good antibacterial activity. Furthermore, it promotes the colonization of the intestinal mucosa with probiotic bacteria. In addition, Agaricus bisporus has a protective effect on the kidneys and can stabilize creatinine levels.

ABM (Agaricus blazei murrill) - almond mushroom

square picture with dried ABM mushrooms on white plateAgaricus blazei murrill (ABM) regulates the entire immune system, especially in cancer and autoimmune diseases. This is due to the fact that ABM contains the highest concentration of the most effective immune system modulators. In addition, autoimmune diseases of the thyroid or pancreas can be favorably influenced.

Auricularia polytricha (Judas ear)

square image with Auricularia mushrooms growing in natureAuricularia improves the flow properties of blood. It is able to prevent the formation of blood clots and promote blood circulation. Due to its strong positive effect on blood flow properties, it prevents bleeding anal abscesses as well as uterine bleeding. Auricularia has mucosal strengthening properties, as it has a moisturizing effect. Thus, it is helpful in constipation, dry cough, cystitis and ear, nose and throat diseases.

Chaga (Tschaga) - Inonotus Obliquus

square image with chaga mushrooms growing in natureThe vital mushroom Chaga has an anti-cancer effect and especially in skin cancer. In Russian folk medicine, Chaga has long been used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Likewise also for ulcers and cancers of the digestive tract. In case of worm infestation of an animal, good results can be achieved with a water extract from the Chaga.

Coprinus comatus (Crested pintling)

square picture with Copinus mushrooms growing in natureCoprinus increases receptor sensitization to insulin uptake. Furthermore, it has a protective effect on the pancreas. Its blood sugar lowering effect finds application in diabetes. In Far Eastern folk medicine, Coprinus is recommended for promoting digestion.

Cordyceps sinensis (caterpillar fungus)

square picture with many dried cordyceps mushroomsCordyceps has a strengthening effect on the sexual organs and on the neurological system involved in reproduction and sex drive. Thus, the fungus can be used for all problems in the area of the sexual organs. Kidney function can be positively influenced by this mushroom. It has a regulating effect on the adrenal gland and its hormone secretion. From the Chinese point of view, the kidney houses not only the physical energy, but also the psychic energy. Therefore, cordyceps can be used very well with anxious and stressed animals. Likewise, it has a positive effect on fatigue and weakness, especially after illness.

Coriolus versicolor (Butterfly Stramete)

square picture with coriolus mushrooms growing in natureThis medicinal mushroom has very strong antiviral powers. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth can be treated with the help of Coriolus. Coriolus has an anti-tumor and immune system regulating effect. Its glycoproteins PSK and PSP support the body’s defense against cancer in various hormone-dependent cancers, in the liver, stomach, mammary gland, throat, and nose, as well as in leukemia.

Hericium erinaceus (hedgehog spiny beard)

square image with hericium mushroom growing in natureIn an impressive way, the mushroom has a soothing effect on the mucous membranes of the stomach and builds them up. It has a soothing effect in the gastrointestinal tract and regulates digestion, especially after taking antibiotics. Hericium regulates the defenses in allergies, autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency. It may be useful in the treatment of nerve disorders. The fungus very strongly inhibits bacterial inflammation and can thus positively influence skin diseases.

Maitake - Grifola frondosa (rattle sponge)

square image with maitake mushroom growing in natureMaitake acts naturally against obesity. The fungus can prevent an increase in body weight and the development of fatty liver. Maitake reduces blood sugar levels in diabetes. This increases the insulin sensitivity of the cells and thus enables better utilization of sugar in the cells. Maitake regulates calcium balance and thus can help prevent osteoporosis (bone loss) and rickets (softening of the bones) as it strengthens the bones. Furthermore, experience has shown it to be constipating in cases of prolonged diarrhea.

Pleurotus ostreatus (oyster mushroom)

square picture with Pleurotus mushrooms growing in naturePleurotus relaxes muscles, tendons and joints. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is used for therapy of lumbago (lumbago), whereby relaxation of the painful muscles of the lumbar vertebrae can be achieved. Furthermore, it has a beneficial effect on the intestinal flora.

Polyporus umbellatus (oak hare)

square picture with polyporus mushrooms growing in naturePolyporus is a very important fungus in diseases related to the lymphatic system. It has a positive effect on edema and the regulation of the lymphatic system, on which it has a detoxifying effect, supporting the excretory function of the kidneys. Joint swelling can also be reduced by polyporus. Since it improves the structure of the skin, it is also used in Far Eastern traditional medicine for skin problems. By increasing the excretion of fluid, it has a relieving effect on the heart and thus protects it.

Poria cocos (pine sponge)

square picture with three Poria cocos mushrooms in natureThis medicinal mushroom is best suited for long-term use. The Poria cocos is used in diseases of the lungs, as well as heart, liver and kidney diseases to eliminate moisture. It is an excellent spleen tonic and thus a valuable vital mushroom for spleen weakness. This is significant because the spleen is one of the most important defense organs and an essential part of the immune system. In veterinary medicine, especially chronically ill and older animals benefit from this vital mushroom, especially if they suffer from loss of appetite, diarrhea or fatigue. The Poria cocos is also particularly suitable for nervous and restless animals. It is not given as a single mushroom in veterinary medicine, but preferably in combination with other medicinal mushrooms.

Reishi - Shiny Lackporling

square image with reishi mushrooms growing in natureReishi improves the oxygen uptake of the blood and the oxygen supply to the heart muscle. The mushroom has a strong positive effect on all inflammations of the body. Reishi has a liver regenerating and thus detoxifying effect. Especially also for liver inflammation. It has a beneficial effect on the lungs, bronchi and respiratory tract. It regulates the immune system and thus supports the body’s self-healing powers.

Shiitake - Lentinula edodes

square picture with shiitake mushrooms growing in natureThe active ingredients of shiitake can prevent deposits in the arteries, or remove existing ones from the arterial walls. Its detoxifying factor improves the appearance of the skin and can also counteract allergic diseases. By altering phospholipid metabolism in the liver, cholesterol levels are lowered.

Dosage recommendations & Effects

Each animal reacts individually. Therefore, the dosage of vital mushrooms should be adjusted individually. It is also important to pay attention to contraindications and interactions.

For mushroom powders there are many suppliers

You will find trustworthy suppliers with controlled organic cultivation in Germany, but unfortunately also less recommendable importers of cheap goods. Read what is important when buying.


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