Herbs for boosting white blood cells?

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Question from Lila: What type of herbs would be most helpful for boosting one's white blood cells during chemo?
Answers - Raymond Chang Many similar tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms can be useful. Mushrooms that are particular helpful can include Coriolis mushroom (PSK), Cordyceps, Ganoderma, etc.
Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. Herbs that enhance so-called Qi may help with the counts. There are so-called tonic herbs. Be careful—some of them may be estrogenic.

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