Funtumia elastica herb for asthma
Feb 26 2014
Funtumia Elastica bark powder has been used traditionally in Ghana for many years. Yamoa for Asthma, Hay Fever and Respiratory Allergies. The ground bark of the Funtumia elastica gum tree.
Pharm Biol. 2013. Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of Funtumia elastica.
Int Immunopharmacol. 2009. Polysaccharides derived from Yamoa (Funtumia elastica) prime gammadelta T cells in vitro and enhance innate immune responses in vivo. Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA. Yamoa (ground bark of Funtumia elastica tree) is marketed and sold as a dietary supplement with anecdotal therapeutic effects in the treatment of asthma and hay fever. We determined that Yamoa-derived polysaccharides affected innate immunity, in part, by priming gammadelta T cells. This characterization of the immune stimulatory properties of polysaccharides derived from Yamoa suggests mechanisms for the anecdotal positive effects of its ingestion and that these polysaccharides show potential for application in innate protection from disease.
Any info on Yamoa for rose fever ?