This was brought up on another thread in the morgellons board. I have heard of cordyceps being used with Lyme protocols. But I don't know much about the reasoning behind it with Lyme nor do I know much about its use with fungal infections, or with mold exposures.
I wanted to start this thread dedicated to Cordyceps and I am reading of two other medicinal mushrooms, used in atleast one of these forums.
I have read recommendations in the past of its use, but was timid in using it because of my worries of ingesting yet another fungus on top of the fungal problems I already had. I didn't want to make things worse. But some fungii are antagonistic to others, and in my quest for more information, I would like to know a bit more about the principles behind these mushrooms use.
This is a copy of something I was reading, and have taken thymus supplements with great results. I didn't realize cordyceps was a thymus stimulator. I haven't spoken much on the thymus, but I do believe it has its place in Morgellons pathology and most certainly Lyme and company.
I have been suffering from a fungal infection in my toe nails for fives years now. In the past, I have used Loceryl to clear the infection but it always comes back again. What should I be doing to prevent this recurrence?
Fungal infections are always a sign of an impaired immune system since the body’s natural defences are designed, when working optimally, to resist the organisms responsible for the infection.
The immune system is complex but clever. It can 'remember' past infections and can make the antibodies to fight off organisms it has encountered before but this is only part of the picture. With fungal infections, antibodies are irrelevant. What is more important is the production of T lymphocytes (T-cells); a type of white blood cell which is responsible for cell-mediated immunity - i.e. all those defence mechanisms not related to the production of antibodies.
To address this holistically, you have to take another step back and understand that the gland responsible for the production of fungal-fighting T-cells is the thymus and so recurring fungal infections are a likely sign of a thymus gland that is working under par.
You can buy thymus extract supplements in health stores but since the active agents have been sourced from sheep, I would recommend using the immune-boosting Asian mushrooms, maitake, reishi, cordyceps and shiitake that will do the same thymus-supporting job. One of the best mushroom combination supplements on sale is New Chapter’s Host Defence which costs £28.99 from Victoria Health (0800-413596). I have read in some of the Lyme forums, and this product has been mentioned.
Treat your fungal infection topically with Kolorex, a cream made from horopito, an anti-fungal New Zealand herb which is also effective against thrush. Mail order both these from the Nutri Centre (0800-587 2290).I do not know what this is, but it sounds interesting.
The use of allicin, the primary active agent generated by garlic, for general well-being is on the increase and its role as an antioxidant has been widely investigated. Health Perception have a topical cream, Allimax, which helps support your skin's natural defences. Allimax Cream is now available in a 50ml tub. Phone 01252 861454 to order. We eat whole cloves in my small family, and love them. They help with the fungal, but we have not found it to be curative. But we like them so much, we will continue, and feel they are a great supportive anit-fungal amongst other properties.
This has a lot of good general information too. I had previously discussed cost issues associated with this mushroom, and felt those I was talking with may benefit from this read.
Cordyceps sinensis is a parasitic fungus that belongs to the major class of fungi which are called Ascomycetes. This fungus is found growing on caterpillar larvae of butterflies and moths. Had you purchases some Cordyceps sinensis from a Chinese apothecary before 1985, you probably would have been told take nine grams a day of dried caterpillars. People actually did get results from this type of unpurified source. Because of its limited availability, Cordyceps is somewhat expensive, with its prices being considerably higher than many forms of ginseng. In recent years, its availability has improved in markets in Southeast Asia, Japan, and the U.S., however, demand still outweighs the supply.
Thanks to technological advances, cordyceps can now be cultivated in the laboratory. The fungus not only contains an abundance of nutrients, but it also has active ingredients such as polysaccharides. The Chinese government has successfully cultivated Cordyceps in tissue culture since 1985. Today it is not abnormal to find commercial preparations with hundreds of milligrams of pure mycelial extracts. This form is actually the best source by far, as it is most likely to have the largest therapeutic effect on the body. The laboratory cultivation of cordyceps has been so successful that it will most likely completely replace other forms of cordyceps in supplement form.
If the cordyceps product you are looking at purchasing is listed therapeutic with TGA, this is even better. Under these circumstances, you are assured of the manufacturing process and that the Cordyceps source meets an acceptable quality and purity. Recent reports of cordyceps that are available from Chinese apothecaries were heavily contaminated with toxic trace metals such as lead and cadmium which has lead to poisoning in several cases. But with today's processing and analytical equipment, cordyceps on the market are found to be pure and toxin free.
There are a variety of complimentary herbs that can be taken with cordyceps sinensis in order to provide the best health results. Panax ginseng, another herb used for centuries in traditional medicine in China, has been reported to enhance stamina and increase the ability to cope with stress and fatigue. Panax ginseng appears to have a number of properties that could benefit endurance and stamina, but the major problem that exists is that it is not easy to obtain standardized, authentic ginseng root preparations. Cordyceps has been referred to as a ginseng even though it is a fungus because it exhibits the same effects as panax and other stamina promoting herbs.
The most publicized and trendy endurance and stamina enhancing herbal supplement found on the market today is a standardized extract of cordyceps. Cordyceps is similar in properties to herbs such as a ginseng; cordyceps has come down in price and is now considered a substitute due to its lower cost and wide availability. The glycosides have powerful ginseng-like effects, as it stimulates the ACTH-cortisol system, lowers blood pressure and blood glucose levels, enhances male sexual function, has a tranquilizing effect on the Central Nervous System, and relieves stress.
As you can see, cordyceps has a broad spectrum of uses. Cordyceps extracts can help to protect against reperfusion that is induced by arrhythmias, fibrillation, and tachycardia. These extracts have also been shown to be a powerful inhibitor of histamine release, which is an important feature in relation to performance injury. Many studies have also shown that cordyceps is extremely effective in protecting against exhaustion. Cordyceps has also been shown to give off a number of beneficial effects that may be useful in the treatment of CFS.
ChasSansc2: What does this all mean? I would suggest that anyone who has Morgellon to add 1 cup of LEMON JUICE to every load of laundry they do, start drinking lemon water and maybe even start taking baths with at least 2 cups of LEMON JUICE in it.
May 18, 2019 21:54:45 GMT -5
ChasSansc2: I used straight LEMON JUICE on my body, as well as Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar. A word of caution, LEMON JUICE on the face can feel like Mace (it burns), so, you may want to dilute it before applying the LEMON JUICE soaked wash cloth.
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