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Borreliosis (Lyme disease)

Lyme disease, the most common infectious disease transmitted by ticks in Europe, is feared for good reason: it brings with it multi-layered, stressful symptoms that occur over years and requires long, intensive treatment. Nevertheless, there is no reason to panic about a tick bite, as the likelihood of borreliosis being transmitted is only around five per cent. And, in turn, only around one per cent of those infected actually develop symptoms of borreliosis.

As a rule, a tick should be removed as quickly as possible by pulling it straight out and the wound should be disinfected, as the longer the tick remains in the skin, the greater the likelihood of infection. Every tick bite should also be observed for a few weeks. In contrast to the small and often itchy redness immediately around the bite site, reddening at least the size of the palm of your hand which changes position and is thus referred to as a wandering rash is an important alarm signal. If antibiotics are taken immediately after confirming the suspected diagnosis with a blood test, later complications such as arthritis and neuritis are generally avoided. All measures that strengthen the body’s own defences are helpful for existing borreliosis. Medicinal mushrooms can thus be used very well as a complementary treatment. Important to know: There are no vaccinations against borreliosis – unlike against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), a viral infection that can also be caused by tick bites in some regions of Germany and Europe.

Medicinal mushrooms for borreliosis

Coriolus has proven itself very well for inflammatory illnesses and infections. It activates the cellular defences over he long term and shows an incredibly broad spectrum of activity against many bacteria.

Cordyceps has repeatedly demonstrated its good efficacy with bacterial infections. It is able to significantly stimulate the immune system overall.

Hericium can be used as a complementary treatment for the long-term neurological effects of borreliosis (neuroborreliosis).

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.