Lowering high blood pressure naturally: using medicinal mushrooms to combat the "silent killer"

High blood pressure is a widespread and yet often unrecognized disease with serious consequences. Vital mushrooms can often be used to treat the causes as well as the symptoms and secondary diseases. Especially in the early stages, natural remedies can help in a gentle way and thus increase life expectancy.

Doctors refer to high blood pressure as a “widespread disease”. Around a third of Germans share this diagnosis. Although men and older people tend to suffer from hypertension more frequently, it also affects women and even children. Many people are unaware of their health problem because noticeable symptoms only appear late in the course of the disease. In contrast to conventional medicines, natural remedies such as medicinal mushrooms can be used preventively or in cases of suspected illness without any problems. They do not cause any side effects, but can often contain high blood pressure in the early stages. In cases of known chronic illness and severe hypertension, medicinal mushrooms can accompany conventional medical measures and thus alleviate symptoms and consequential damage. One of the most important medicinal mushrooms in this context is Auricularia. Depending on the cause and secondary symptoms of high blood pressure, the use of other medicinal mushrooms also makes sense. The MykoTroph Institute offers a free hotline where you can get individual advice. Experienced experts will give you well-founded recommendations regarding medicinal mushrooms and their dosage.

Causes and consequences of high blood pressure

Around 90 percent of those affected suffer from “primary hypertension”. This means that the causes are to be found in an unhealthy lifestyle. Important factors here are diet, exercise, weight, stress, sleep disorders and alcohol and nicotine consumption. Sometimes hormonal fluctuations, for example as a result of the menopause, can also have an unfavorable effect on blood pressure. Doctors speak of “secondary hypertension” when another disease such as diabetes or kidney disease is the cause. Depending on the individual constitution, certain medicinal mushrooms can be used to take targeted action against the causes. This is because serious consequential damage can only be ruled out if the blood pressure is stabilized in the long term. These include strokes, heart disease, organ disorders, aneurysms, edema, vascular dementia and even damage to the retina. As these sometimes life-threatening consequences only occur after a longer, often unnoticed episode of the disease, high blood pressure is colloquially referred to as the “silent killer”. The medicinal mushroom Auricularia is very important in this context because it protects the circulation and blood vessels in many ways.

Which medicinal mushrooms help with high blood pressure?

The medicinal mushroom Auricularia with its valuable polysaccharides can promote vascular relaxation and dilation via the enzyme nitric oxide synthase and thus help to reduce high blood pressure. In addition to polysaccharides, the medicinal mushroom Auricularia also contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances and has a lowering effect on elevated cholesterol levels. It is also considered a natural “blood thinner”, as it can have an inhibitory effect on platelets and fibrin. All these properties are important to protect the vessel walls from deposits. Experts like to combine this medicinal mushroom with reishi to treat high blood pressure. The latter promotes relaxation and can thus alleviate stress-related high blood pressure. It is also considered to strengthen the heart and support the liver. If diabetes is the cause of the hypertension, Coprinus should also be given. Together with a change in diet and the medicinal mushroom maitake, it combats diabetes and therefore also high blood pressure. Maitake is also recommended if you are overweight and have high blood lipid levels. If the derailment of the blood pressure is associated with an imbalance in the water balance, Polyporus is the first choice. It dehydrates without flushing out the potassium that is so important for the heart and circulation. If more water is excreted, the blood volume decreases and so does the blood pressure. Edema decreases. Finally, cordyceps is another option. As a benefactor of the kidneys, it protects them from consequential damage and harmonizes hormone production in the adrenal cortex.

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