Polyporus umbellatus , Grifola umbellata, Zhu Ling, Chorei
- Mild climate in Europe and Asia
For approx. more than 1000 years the Polyporus umbellatus
has been applied as an antibiotic in the TCM. Its strong antibacterial effect has proved to be valuable for the disinfection of wounds as well as for the general strengthening of the human organism. The famous glacier mummy Ötzi carried a Polyporus-related fungus – most probably in order for the protecton against infections. This fungus has also been known for its diuretic and lymph flow regulating remedy until today.
- Increase of dehydration and lymph flow P/E
- Regulation of blood pressure P/E
- Improvement of hair growth and skin structure P/E
- Supports cancer prevention and treatment of cancer E
- Modulation of the immune system P/E
It’s not the fruiting body that is used in the mycotherapy, but the closely interwoven mycelium which lies right under the soil surface, the so-called sclerotium. That’s where this fungus’ ingredients contain the highest concentration.
P = Powder (i.e. in tablet form)
E = Extract (i.e. saggar)
P/E = powder and extracts combined
This will give you an idea which dosage form normally is the most adequate.
Literature recommendations about medicinal mushrooms you will find with the link below:
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