Spring is finally here. Green is returning to the landscape, trees are budding, and flowers are blooming. Most of us are excited to welcome the return of warm weather, but seasonal allergies can make spring time a nightmare for some. Thankfully, reishi mushroom can naturally alleviate allergies by suppressing the body’s allergic response to common allergens (1). Taking reishi can even be beneficial in the treatment of bronchitis and asthma associated with allergies (2).
Allergies result from over sensitivity to environmental substances such as mold, pollen, smoke, and chemicals. Allergens can be inhaled, absorbed through the skin, or ingested. The allergen causes a heightened immune response when the body recognizes it as an invading substance. The body produces histamine and other chemicals to when an allergic reaction occurs and a defense to mitigate the response.
Reishi is able to provide natural allergy relief due to a couple of chemical constituents found in the mushroom. It is well-known as a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants alleviate inflammation and inhibit histamine. The strongest such constituent in reishi are triterpenes. Triterpenes suppress the release of histamine in cells, thereby lessening or eliminating allergic reactions (3).
Reishi is also rich in polysaccharides, which have immuno-modulating properties (3). This makes reishi highly effective at treating allergy symptoms naturally. Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes reishi as having double direction immune modulation, meaning that it helps the immune system improve its function whether it is overactive or deficient (4). Many common immune-boosting herbs could actually exacerbate allergy symptoms by pushing the immune system into over drive. However, reishi is perfectly suited for dealing with allergies because they are due to an overactive immune response.
Reishi mushroom is classified as an adaptogenic herb. Adaptogens help the body to deal with environmental stressors by relieving stress, reducing cortisol, and by maintaining homeostasis. Reishi’s adaptogenic properties help the body adapt to stressors, like allergens, by maintaining balance and modulating the immune system.
An additional effect of reishi is to support and tonify the liver. In Chinese Medicine, excessive heat in the liver can lead to allergic reactions and hypersensitivities. It is up to the liver to clear excess histamine from the bloodstream. However, if the liver is too congested to clear histamine and toxins, then allergies may develop.
Hyperion’s Duanwood Reishi Mushroom Extract is a great choice to help you deal with seasonal allergies. A hot cup of reishi tea with local honey can provide soothing relief for allergy symptoms, lessen histamine reactions to allergens, and the trace amounts of pollen in the local honey will help to inoculate you with the pollen from plants common in your area.
To really suppress the histamine reaction associated with allergies, Hyperion’s Reishi Spore Oil Capsules are an excellent choice. With 30% triterpenes, spore oil capsules are a powerful, natural treatment for seasonal allergies.
If you’re suffering from seasonal allergies, make sure to pick up some reishi today! You can save 15% off your entire order at HyperionHerbs.com with the coupon code “spring18” – enter the code at checkout to save!
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(valid until Monday 5/7/18 at midnight!)
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