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Shiitake in the food bowl

Application of "Lentinula edodes" in animals

November 5, 2021
Petra Remsing – veterinary practitioner

The shiitake is – after the mushroom – one of the most commonly consumed edible mushrooms in the world. In Asia, it is considered the “king of medicinal mushrooms” because of its ingredients.

Shiitake has an extremely positive effect in veterinary medicine for various complaints. This mushroom is successfully used in dogs, as well as cats and horses for the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. In joint diseases with growths in the area of the joints, so-called osteophytes, it promotes blood circulation and shows a strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. These osteophytes may regress with the ingestion of shiitake, although only to a small degree.

Other applications in animals include the treatment of circulatory disorders. Due to its firming effect on the connective tissue, the vital mushroom can prevent long-term vascular damage.

In addition, the famous Chinese physician of the Ming Dynasty, Wu Ri stated that shiitake is excellent for deworming stomach and intestinal worms.

The polysaccharides in shiitake have an antitumor effect, which is why this mushroom is used to treat various types of cancer. Positive experiences have been made especially in leukemia.

Taking mushroom powder in capsules has also proven successful in animals. Many owners open the capsules just before use and add the contents over your four-legged friend’s favorite food. Basically, you start with the lowest possible dosage and then increase it up to the recommended amount. Please be sure to discuss the dosage in advance with your veterinarian, veterinary practitioner or our experts in mycotherapy.

Fields of application of the shiitake

  • Arthritis, Arthrosis
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Connective tissue weakness
  • Deworming for intestinal worms
  • Intestinal diseases
  • Gastritis
  • Cancer
  • Liver disease
  • Leukemia
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Rheumatism
  • Viral diseases
  • Dental caries, tartar

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.

Note: The described effects are based on the intake of medicinal mushroom powder prepared from the whole mushroom. Please consult your pet therapist before use.

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