Study: Golden yellow quiver against Helicobacter bacteria
The golden yellow trembling (Tremella mesenterica), a fungus, has already proven itself in laboratory tests to inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Now an Israeli research team wanted to test whether the fungus is also suitable for clinical trials on humans. Although the fungal treatment was inferior to the conventional standard therapy in terms of the healing effect, subjects complained with significantly fewer side effects.
The scientists examined whether one or two capsules, each containing one gram of trembling extract, can inhibit bacterial growth in the stomach. 52 study participants were divided into three groups: Group A received conventional therapy consisting of two different antibiotics (amoxicillin, clarithromycin) and a proton pump inhibitor (omeprazole), group B took two trembling capsules in combination with omeprazole, while group C only received the two trembling -Capsules got.
During treatment, the development of gastric Helicobacter colonization as well as subjective data such as investigated the appearance of undesirable effects.
As a result, the mushroom extract performed less well than standard therapy in terms of inhibiting Helicobacter colonization. He was unable to completely eliminate the bacterial strains. However, the patients in the trembling group reported less adverse effects and a better feeling than the other two groups. The researchers therefore recommend further studies in which the parameters such as Therapy time, dose or bacterial strains should be changed. (pm)
Naturopathy: mushrooms as medicine
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