Herbal Medicine

Asthma relief with Cordyceps sinensis

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In this study researchers investigated the effects of a herbal medicine Cordyceps sinensis for 3 months on patients with moderate-to-severe persistent asthma. The results showed a significant increase in Juniper’s Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire scores and lung function compared with the control group. The expression levels of the inflammation markers IgE, ICAM-1, IL-4, and MMP-9 in the serum were decreased and IgG increased in the treatment group compared with the control group. The authors conclude ‘a formulation of Cordyceps sinensis improved the HR-QOL, asthma symptoms, lung function, and inflammatory profile of the patients with moderate-to-severe asthma’.