Illnesses from A to Z

Menstrual disorders

For many women, periods are associated with unpleasant physical sensations and emotional problems. Cramp-like abdominal pain, migraines or nausea can occur, significantly restricting well-being every month. Many women even have to cope with menstruation before it has even begun: premenstrual syndrome (PMS) becomes noticeable several days in advance, especially with irritability or a bad mood, but also with hunger pangs and a painful feeling of tension in the chest. In most cases, the symptoms are not based on any serious organic disorders. Nevertheless, a thorough diagnosis should rule out that, for instance, illnesses of the genitals or the endocrine system are responsible for the symptoms. A frequent diagnosis is endometriosis (benign growths on the endometrium). However, such phenomena are to be observed in many women without any symptoms occurring. The premature surgical removal of tissue or even of the entire uterus is thus not advised because this can, in turn, also cause problems. What’s more, the attentive perception of one’s own body can be very useful in order to, for instance, identify an influence by diet, the social environment or professional life on wellbeing and make improvements on this basis.

Medicinal mushrooms for menstrual disorders

Although Cordyceps is known, among other things, as a natural aphrodisiac, its stimulating effect on the genitals also normalises irregular menstrual bleeding and thus relieves pressure on the organism from excessive stress due to an excessively short or long cycle. What’s more, Cordyceps stimulates the hormones of the adrenal cortex and thus creates balance on an emotional level. The regular consumption of this mushroom several days before the period can help to stabilise the mind and eliminate worries about pain. 

Reishi has a direct pain-relieving effect while also expanding the blood vessels. This promotes blood flow, which in turn counteracts pain. At a mental level, Reishi has relaxing and balancing properties.

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.