Published in "Proceedings of the National (USA) Association of Sciences":
the allergic anaphylactic reaction's severity is amplified to induce a "shock" situation by some individual's propensity to produce elevated levels of a specific immunological cytokine hormone named IL-33.
? Are there herbs that work to modulate allergic reactions by curtailing the uncontrolled genetic expression of cytokines ?
? Would herbs that "open" the throat, like Osha root, be effective ?
It may be possible that certain herbs' unique compounds bind to sites where they perform specific regulation of genetic expression.
Since the exact cytokine aggravating anaphylaxis, to a potentially fatal outcome, is a new discovery it allows herbalist jargon some leeway. In the sense that the archaic vocabulary of processes is imprecise, because we have yet to understand most herbs' potential to influence genetic cascades.