Immune sensitivities are known to cause airway obstruction in some people. While we want our immune systems to be strong, we don’t want them to overreact when our bodies come into contact with normally harmless compounds.
Reishi is a mushroom that has been used in the folk medicine of China and Japan for over 4,000 years. It has been known as the “mushroom of immortality” and the “ten-thousand-year mushroom” and is often listed in Chinese and Japanese medicinal texts as one of the most prized and respected herbs. Reishi has a strong tradition of use for its immune balancing and adaptogenic properties. Modern research has shown that reishi has several benefits in the immune system.
As it pertains to respiratory health, reishi has the ability to modulate immune system function. In other words, it helps to balance and promote normal immune system function. Reishi essentially helps your body block an unwanted response to harmless compounds that, for some reason, the immune system has treated as harmful. These compounds can include dust, mold and other environmental irritants.