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Bowel problems

Problems with the most important digestive organ, the bowel, can express themselves in many ways: minor disorders may only lead to discomfort in the stomach region, and flatulence, diarrhoea or constipation also occur frequently. With chronic complaints, which often bring with them changes to the healthy intestinal flora, the body’s defences are also significantly weakened as the bowel is a very important immune organ. It is important for diagnosis to distinguish between harmless, short-term intestinal disorders that can be treated well with household remedies and severe illnesses such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or even tumours.

Alarm signals are blood in the stool and severe pain, among other things. Irritable bowel syndrome, which is associated with a bloated abdomen, pain, loud borborygmus and difficulties defecating, is particularly difficult for those affected and no clear cause of this has yet been found. It is often found that certain foods and stress exacerbate the symptoms, so these points can be used to alleviate symptoms.

For acute disorders or infections of the bowel where diarrhoea occurs, it is very important to replace lost fluids and minerals. Medicinal mushrooms, with their high concentration of bioactive substances, can be used well here. What’s more, they contain valuable antimicrobial active substances, which successfully eradicate pathogens from the intestinal mucosa, which activate the immune defence mechanism in the bowel, and strengthen and restore the disrupted intestinal flora.

Medicinal mushrooms for bowel Problems

Hericium strengthens and protects the intestinal mucosa and possesses a good anti-inflammatory effect. This medicinal mushroom is also described as generally soothing for an irritated digestive system.

Coriolus can above all be used successfully as support for acute intestinal infections. It can contribute to alleviating unpleasant symptoms and significantly activate the self-healing abilities of the organism.

Reishi is fundamentally to be recommended for inflammatory processes. It also strengthens the immune system and thus healthy intestinal function. Pain in the abdomen and blood and energy flow disorders are alleviated by Reishi.

This medicinal mushroom can particularly be used when the natural intestinal flora is altered over the course of the intestinal illness. Shiitake supports the restoration of the important microorganisms in the intestine.

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.