Unlike conventional medicine, which concentrates on fighting the illness, therapy with medicinal mushrooms concentrates on maintaining physiological homeostasis – that means restoring our bodies' balance (for example, the balance of minerals, enzymes, hormones, water, electrolytes or immune cells) and natural resistance to disease.
The mushrooms Shiitake, Reishi
and Coriolus can be used perfectly in order to reduce and, in particular, prevent a cold or even the "real" influenza. They activate the immune system very fast and effectively, in order to fight the infectious germs (e.g. virus). Even if the own immune system has not been able to do that for a long time, with the help of medicinal mushrooms it is possible to achieve complete recovery astonishingly fast.
The Shiitake mushroom, for example, is able to effectively kill viruses – this has been proven during a research program at the University of Weihenstephan a few years ago. One reason for the highly effective containment of viruses lies in the RNA of this mushroom. It has been identified as having a highly stimulating effect on interferon production and the overall immune system.
These mushrooms listed above, can be used perfectly in order to treat a cold/ flue in general. Please contact Dr. med. Heinz Knopf to inquire about the individual medicinal mushroom for you, because each mushroom has a specific mechanism, beside its standard function.
Medicinal mushrooms have a regulative effect, which means they are able to prevent or at least minimize the over-reaction of the immune system of people with allergies. They really have a phenomenal healing potential. They are able to stimulate immune function; ward off viruses, bacteria, and fungi; reduce inflammation; help balance blood sugar levels.It is traditionally known that medicinal mushrooms are innocuous even in higher dosages, but they cannot replace a therapist!