Medicinal mushrooms – health from nature

Medicinal mushrooms or vital mushrooms have a long tradition in many cultures around the world. Here we would like to introduce the 14 valuable medicinal mushrooms with their effects and applications.

Mushrooms have been used in Asia for thousands of years to relieve and cure many diseases. Meanwhile scientific studies demonstrate: medicinal mushrooms stabilize the human and animal immune system, inhibit tumors and have a cell renewal effect. In addition, they contain a variety of nutritionally important substances. Therefore, healing with mushrooms (mycotherapy) – as a classical naturopathy – is becoming more and more popular.

Medicinal mushrooms are administered individually depending on which organ system has been particularly weakened. Its importance is growing e.g. in immunotherapy for cancer, allergies and inflammatory processes in the gastrointestinal tract (gastritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), and on the skin. Metabolic syndrome (prediabetes) as a combination of obesity, diabetes, gout, dyslipidemia and hypertension can be positively influenced by the intake of medicinally active fungi. Since cardiovascular disease as a result of metabolic syndrome are common, this is a significant field of application.

Of the most effective medicinal mushrooms, shiitake is widespread and now very well known in Europe in supermarkets as a tasty edible mushroom. Therapeutic medicinal mushrooms are available dried in capsules.

Find out more about the medical importance of medicinal mushrooms by clicking on the individual mushrooms to the left or collectively in our printed version in the download area. We are also glad to send you information material by mail.


There are many suppliers of mushroom powders. You will find trustworthy manufacturers in Germany with controlled organic cultivation. Click here to find out what is important when buying.

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