Cordyceps Mushroom Profile
Also known as
Cordyceps sinensis, caterpillar fungus, dong chong zia cao.
Use of Cordyceps sinensis dates back to the 15th century in
traditional Tibetan and Chinese medicines. In these traditional
medicines, Cordyceps has long been prized for its action in restoring
energy, promoting longevity, and general improvement of quality of life.
The wild form of Cordyceps is rare and expensive; consequently, a
strain isolated from the wild form is now cultivated and commonly used.
The type offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is organically grown in the
Adenine, adenosine, uracil, uridine, guanidine, guanosine, hypoxanthine, inosine, thymine, thymidine, and deoxyuridine.
Traditionally prepared in Chinese medicine as a broth, it can also be used as an extract, as a tea, or in capsules.
While Cordyceps has been used in traditional Chinese medicine
for centuries, modern research affirms its value. Extracts of Cordyceps
sinesis showed substantial anticancer activities by several mechanisms.
In addition, experiments have shown that cordyceps can protect bone
marrow and the liver, and may have antidepressant and hypoglycemic
Excessive use may cause mild diarrhea, dry mouth, and nausea.
For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is
not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 30 June, 2011.