Polyporus (Polyporus umbellatus)

The Polyporus mushroom grows from June to October in the thick undergrowth of oak and beech forests. It’s fruiting body is composed of numerous (sometimes several hundred) caps and the compound fungus can weigh up to 20 kilograms. Polyporus grows mainly in Asia. Its underground part is used for medical purposes. This part of the fungus ensures its survival under bad atmospheric conditions.

The Polyporus mushroom is very effective in:

– inhibiting tumor development
– neutralizing unwanted effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
– stimulating diuresis in edema cases through flushing out excess water without Potassium loss
– lowering of cholesterol levels
– regulating blood pressure (effect on diastolic hypertension)
– improving skin structure
– stimulating the immune system
– fighting infections
– heart strengthening
– treating connective tissue inflammation
– eliminating overweight
– treatment of hemorrhoids
Polyporus
On the basis of Polyporus properties to stimulate urine secretion and excretion this fungus is mainly used for body dewatering. It is mentioned in the traditional Chinese medicine that Polyporus improves the skin structure, makes muscle tissue more elastic, unclogs pores and sweat glands and relieves dewatering during pregnancy. The mushroom helps in cases of edema, diarrhea and jaundice. Modern medicine investigations confirm the experience of ancient Chinese medicine. Taking the Polyporus mushroom increases excretion of water, Sodium and Chloride.
Its effect is as strong as that of medicines like Ethacrynic acid, for example. The big difference, however, is in Potassium loss in medicines increased diuresis, which can negatively effect body functioning.

The Polyporus mushroom extract has a tumor inhibition action, which is considered to be due to destroying of the tumor DNA. Studies have confirmed the beneficial effect of Polyporus in patients with leukemia and lung cancer. In addition to that, Polyporus neutralizes side effects of chemotherapy.

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