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Hay Fever: Which Health Mushrooms Can Help Through Summer 2022?

Hay fever sufferers know it all too well. As soon as a heatwave is predicted on the news, you start preparing for the worst. 

Whilst many enjoy a lovely afternoon walk between the trees in their local park, the appeal is often dampened with endless, pollen-filled tissues filling up your pockets.  

The rest of summer 2022 doesn't have to follow suit and with the temperatures set to soar from next week in the UK, now's the time to prepare yourself against the pollen. 

So, to combat the symptoms of hay fever and associated allergies, here's how health mushrooms may potentially assist... 

What is hay fever and what are common symptoms?

Being a relatively common condition, hay fever affects millions of people across the UK every year (myself included). 

It can be seasonal, year-long or spontaneous and typically refers to the irritation of inflammation of the nasal area. 

Symptoms of hay fever may include:

  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion or discharge
  • Consistent sneezing
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Dry and tickly cough
  • Itchy dry roof of the mouth
  • Skin irritations 
  • Sinus pain or pressure


What are health mushrooms?

Health mushrooms have been used within Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, predominantly for their health and wellbeing benefits.

The first species of these were uncovered as early as the 29th century BC. Varieties of these mushrooms were adopted by scientists and used for their anti-inflammatory properties to aid the immune function. 

The uses for health mushrooms has grown exponentially due to the versatile nature of these wholefoods. Chinese herbalism and the study of mushrooms (Mycology) have a strong relationship due to a common understanding of health fundamentals. 

Which health mushrooms are effective for hay fever?

Luckily, to keep those sniffles at bay there are 2 health mushrooms which may be beneficial against hay fever and associated allergies... 


Reishi is well known in China as the 'Mushroom of Immortality'. It is widely used in the East as an energy promoting tonic.

Possessing high polysaccharide content and triterpinoids, Reishi can be used effectively to potentially assist against hay fever and allergies.

It has also been prized for its ability to boost immune system health, fight fatigue and balance blood sugar levels. 


Shiitake mushroom offers good amounts of fibre, as well as B vitamins and some minerals.

In addition, shiitake is high in amino acids, polysaccharides, terpenoids, sterols, and lipids, some of which have immune-boosting, cholesterol-lowering and anticancer effects.

Consuming this health mushroom is particularly effective to fight the inflammation that hay fever and associated allergies bring. 

How can I take these health mushrooms?

There are a few different ways to consume these health mushrooms to combat hay fever: 


Each capsule contains 450mg of organic Reishi mushroom, making them a highly concentrated supplement to ensure you receive the health benefits of the mushroom. 

A daily recommendation is 3 capsules, 1-3 times daily to support your health & wellbeing goals. 


This form of Reishi mushroom can be added to any meal/drink in the form of a food supplement (excl. citrus products). 

A daily recommendation is 2g of powder (2 heaped spoons), 1-3 times daily with or without food. 


Raw Dried Mushrooms

Perfect for infusion in cooking and teas, you're ensuring you receive the health benefits of each herb to aid your health and wellbeing whilst whipping up delicious dishes with tantalising tastes. 

Unlock your culinary potential and discover the wonderful world of health 'shrooms.



Now that you've got an array of hay fever fighting options to kick the sniffles to the curb, kickstart your journey towards a happier summer 2022 with the help of health mushrooms!

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For any further queries regarding our health mushroom supplements or any other products, please email info@mycologynutrition.com and we'll be happy to help. 

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