Spring has officially sprung – the sweet smell of summertime will soon flood the air with BBQ smoke and freshly cut grass – and with it, the sneezing, sniffling, and itchy eyes of allergy season. If you’re looking for an all-natural way to combat your allergies, look no further than medicinal mushrooms. These fungi have been used for centuries to treat a variety of illnesses, including allergies. In this blog post, we will discuss how medicinal mushrooms work to combat allergies, and which are best suited for this purpose.
Allergies are caused by an overactive immune system response to substances that are typically harmless. When an allergen enters the body, it triggers the production of antibodies by the immune system. The antibodies attach to mast cells, which are found in tissues throughout the body. The mast cells then release histamine and other chemicals, causing symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and itching. Reishi mushrooms boast powerful anti-inflammatory effects, containing compounds that can help to reduce chronic inflammation - with studies showing links between Reishi mushrooms and a reduction in inflammatory markers - one study found that Reishi extract was able to inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, suggesting that Reishi mushrooms could be an effective natural treatment for inflammation related to allergies.
While there may be no absolute cure-all for allergies, evidence suggests there might be some relief to be found in our Reishi tincture. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory effects, its supporting role in liver function, and perhaps most importantly – Reishi’s powerful immunomodulating effects – Reishi can at least help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated to allergic reactions. So if you are someone who suffers from allergies, you might want to consider giving our Reishi extract a try – it just might make spending time in nature this season that bit more joyful!