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Around 90 per cent of the population in central Europe carries the herpes simplex virus. It becomes active whenever the immune system is weakened. Generally on the lips or in the mouth, but also in the genital region, unpleasantly itchy or painful blisters form that heal up again after around one week. Consequences or complications of what are known as cold sores are rare. Possible triggers can be other infections, hormonal fluctuations and stress, as well as UV rays or a strong feeling of nausea.

Frequent herpes outbreaks are a clear sign that the body’s immune status is not intact. The reasons for this must be analysed and the immune system strengthened over the long term. Medicinal mushrooms can make a contribution here as well as accelerate healing in an acute case.

Medicinal mushrooms for herpes

Coriolus can be used well, particularly for acute herpes. It strengthens the cellular defences and has a broad spectrum of action with regard to various viruses.

As a mushroom that increases the body’s defences, Reishi should generally be used when frequent infections indicate a poorly functioning immune system.

In studies, it has been possible to demonstrate clear antiviral effects for Shiitake.

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.