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Can Herbs Play a Role In Asthma Therapy?

study published in Nov. 2016 in the journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine examined the effect of Cordyceps sinensis (Corbin)on patients with moderate to severe asthma.

 

Cordyceps species live as parasites on insects and other arthropods. This species has a history of use in traditional Chinese medicine and although there have been anecdotal reports of benefits, there have been no clinical controlled studies to test the efficacy of this herb (herb, here referring to a general term that may be either a plant, root, mold, and in this case, a parasite.)

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