Scientists have discovered that Coprinus (Coprinus comatus) contains an excellent hypoglycaemic agent, colloidal vanadium, which helps to reduce high levels of blood sugar and glycated hemoglobin, the most important parameter in monitoring blood glucose trends (Bailey et al., 1984; Han et al., 2003 and 2006).
This Medicinal Mushroom, thanks to its ability to nourish lactic acid bacteria, is useful in healing the bacterial flora of the intestine, necessary for the proper functioning of the intestine and its immune response.
In ancient Chinese medicine, Coprinus has always been used for diabetes and for the proper functioning of the intestine.
Also called "ink mushroom", Coprinus is a humble mushroom also present in meadows in Europe. In traditional Western folk medicine it is considered beneficial for the reduction of high blood sugar and for the treatment of haemorrhoids.
Its usefulness was first confirmed scientifically in 1934, when some researchers decided to study its properties in depth and discovered the real effectiveness of this Medicinal Mushroom.
Coprinus contains several active ingredients, in particular: