Coprinus comatus

Shaggy mane – Its blood sugar-lowering effects make it most effective in the treatment of diabetes.

Coprinus is able to impressively increase the body’s insulin release. Its blood sugar-lowering properties are used in the treatment of type I and type II diabetes.

For diabetics Coprinus has been found to lower the blood sugar level to the same extent as conventional medicines do - however, without stressing the organism.

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The mushroom’s antidiabetic properties derive from its vanadium content: peripherally, the insulin target cells are sensitised while insulin-producing ß-cells are protected and regenerated in the pancreas.

"I suffered from diabetes, hypertension and gout for years. Despite a lot of medication I was doing really badly. My last hope was the mushrooms and they have really helped me." A. M.

Coprinus not only lowers the blood sugar level but also the HbA1c (glyco-haemoglobin) value that indicates the blood sugar level for the previous two to three months. It has been observed that, through the regulation of glucose metabolism, weight gain (by unchanged energy intake) can be stopped.

Chinese scientists have experimentally demonstrated an inhibition of the growth of malicious tumours in connective and supportive tissue.Traditional Far Eastern folk medicine administers Coprinus as a digestive for constipation and to treat haemorrhoids.

Verified effects of Coprinus from research

    • slight decrease of the blood glucose level even 10 hours after consumption; significant reduction after 11 days

    • improved glucose tolerance

    • inhibits weight gain

Application in Traditional Chinese Medicine

    • promotes digestion

    • counteracts haemorrhoids


    • Jianzhe Y., Mao X.: "Icons of Medicinal Fungi from China"; CRC Press; 1989
    • Bailey C. J., Turner S. L., Jakeman K. J., Hayes W. A.: "Effect of Coprinus comatus on Plasma Glucose Concentrations in Mice"; 1984
    • Prof. Dr. med. Ivo Bianchi: "Moderne Mykotherapie"; Hinckel Druck, 2008
    • Han C., et al.: "Hypoglycemic activity of fermented mushroom of Coprinus comatus rich in vanadium";
    • Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. Vol. 20(3):191-196, 2006


The effects described are based on the ingestion of medicinal mushroom powder which is prepared from the whole mushroom. Please seek advice from your therapist before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.