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Do cordyceps help asthma?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: In rats, yes

This caterpillar fungus has been part of traditional chinese medication.
A study published in 2012 showed that it significantly inhibits airway inflammation, airway hyper-responsiveness, and the infiltration of eosinophils in the airway of rats. These are important for asthma. The next step is to try it in humans in controlled, clinical trials. Stay tuned!

In brief: In rats, yes

This caterpillar fungus has been part of traditional chinese medication.
A study published in 2012 showed that it significantly inhibits airway inflammation, airway hyper-responsiveness, and the infiltration of eosinophils in the airway of rats. These are important for asthma. The next step is to try it in humans in controlled, clinical trials. Stay tuned!
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