When Not To Take Medicinal Mushrooms
Effectiveness of medicinal mushrooms means that, if taken in high dosages (e.g. several grams per day), some can have contraindications with pharmaceutical medication or pre-existing conditions so always consult with your local pharmacist if you have any concerns.
Should You Take Medicinal Mushrooms When you’re sick?
Generally medicinal mushroom supplements should be used as a preventative. If you are sick you should let your body do it’s own natural work to fight the illness unless advised otherwise by your doctor or a clinician.
Can You Take Medicinal Mushrooms with Prescription Drugs?
Below are specific mushrooms which should be taken only with professional advice if you are taking certain medications or have pre-existing conditions:
⦁ Antrodia camphorate: Caution for people on anti-coagulant medication.
⦁ Wood ear mushroom (Auricularia auricula): Caution for people on anti-coagulant medication.
⦁ Caterpillar fungus (Cordyceps sinesis): Caution for prostate and breast cancer patients.
⦁ Reishi (Ganoderma lucium): Caution for people on anti-coagulant medication.
⦁ Lions mane (Hericium erinaceus): Caution for asthmatics.
⦁ Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus): Caution for patients taking protease inhibitors.
⦁ Chorei maitake (Polyporus umbellatus): Caution for patients taking diuretics.