Cordyceps significantly improves asthma in the guinea pig model. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Effects of fermented Cordyceps powder on pulmonary function in sensitized guinea pigs and airway inflammation in sensitized rats].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2001 Sep;26(9):622-5. PMID: 12776432
OBJECTIVE: To study Cordyceps (artificial fermented Cordyceps sinensis(Berk.) Sacc) powderin the treatment of asthma in the animal models. METHOD: Pulmonary function and airway inflammation in vivo were investigated. RESULT: Cordyceps, 5g.kg-1(ig), significantly inhibited bronchial challenge of ovalbumin-induced change of RL and Cdyn (P < 0.05) and inhibited antigen-induced increase of eosinophils in the BALF of rats (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: The results suggested cordyceps could be applied for the prevention and cure of asthma.