Skip to main content

Natural Awakenings Tucson

Try Cordyceps to Strengthen the Lungs: Medicinal Fungus Helps COPD Patients

Emily Li/Shutterstock.com

People suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, can breathe easier by taking the Chinese medicinal fungus Cordyceps sinensis, a new meta-analysis shows. Researchers at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine conducted a review of 15 high-quality studies that involved 1,238 COPD patients and found that cordyceps significantly improved lung function, exercise endurance and quality of life with no report of any serious adverse effects. Cordyceps, which is said to relax and open the airways, has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an anti-asthmatic, expectorant and cough suppressant.


This article appears in the July 2019 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Join Our Email Newsletter

Natural Awakenings Delivered to your Home! Click to sign up.

 

COMING IN PRINT: 2020 June Issue
Due Date: May 10. Be a part of our upcoming June issue.
Contact [email protected] for cheerful and efficient help with your marketing!
Missed the print deadline? Try email news!

Email News Exclusives with Social Media pushes; ask us about it today! [email protected]

Current Issue

 

Visit Us on Facebook
2020 Editorial Calendar

 

How to Protect Yourself and Others from Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Ways to Calm Your Anxiety with Meditation During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Biodegradable Cooler Keeps Food Cold and Dry