Medicinal mushrooms against autoimmune diseases

Medicinal mushrooms are used in case of autoimmune diseases due to their properties as adaptogens of the organism and immunostimulants of the immune system. Let’s find out better.

What are autoimmune diseases

The autoimmune disease is a pathology in which “the alteration of the immune system that originates abnormal or autoimmune immune responses, that is directed against components of one’s organism” occurs. They are caused by a malfunction of the immune system which attacks healthy cells of the body, leading to a slow and inexorable degeneration.

The common denominator of autoimmune diseases is a chronic inflammatory state of the affected tissue, which varies according to the disease. Unfortunately, autoimmune diseases often appear subtly, causing irreversible damage before they are even diagnosed. Early diagnosis should be made by the primary care physician as quickly as possible.

Autoimmune diseases are common conditions and affect more than 6% of the world population, with over 40 well-defined diseases.

The division of the different specializations of medicine have been an obstacle, and continue to be, in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases, which are difficult to diagnose due to the great variability of expression, which changes from person to person, and which also differs greatly. according to the stage of the disease. 

Let’s take an example of various autoimmune diseases that can be encountered: Horton’s arteritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis arthritis, Basedow’s disease, Crhon’s disease, Lupus eriteamtosus

What are the supporting medicinal mushrooms

We always remember that every single case must be evaluated and therefore every single person, his soil and his constitution, but as a rule the following mushrooms are used: Reishi, Agaricus and Shiitake.

All are adaptogens of the organism and in this case carry out targeted actions:

Reishi on the nervous system, on the immune system as an immunostimulant, antiviral and antibacterial;

Agaricus is used for its properties of purification of the organism and antioxidant,  of strengthening the immune system against viruses, bacteria, HIV, candida and infectious diseases, it is also used in the various forms of allergies and in auto-immune diseases (eg. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis , Rheumatoid Arthrosis);

Shiitake normalizes the intestinal bacterial flora and acts precisely in that organ by rebalancing its functionality.

Indications for the use of medicinal mushrooms in case of autoimmune diseases

Absolutely “NO TO DO IT YOURSELF”! Always contact a professional in the sector who will be able to indicate the type of mushroom or the best mushrooms to use will be evaluated according to the subject and its constitution.

In addition, a ground work must be done first to ensure an excellent action of medicinal mushrooms on the whole organism.


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