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About Cordyceps

Cordyceps Sinensis is a fungus closely related to mushroom. In traditional Bhutanese, Tibetan and Chinese medicine, it has been described as an exotic medicinal mushroom.

It is a fungus that parasitizes larvae of host moths. The fungus germinates in the living larva, kills and mummifies it, and then the stalk-like fruiting body emerges from the corpse which is valued as an herbal remedy.

It grows only in high altitude areas (4300m above sea level) in cold grassy alpine meadows of the Himalayan Mountains. The best harvesting season stretches from April to August.

The fungus has been a traditional medicine and is still a very important herbal medicine. Cordyceps are known for its;


  • Anti-Oxidant Health Benefits
  • Anti-Inflammatory Health Benefit
  • Anti-tumor And Anti-cancer Health Benefit
  • Anti-fatigue and anti-stress health benefit
  • Anti-asthma Health Benefit
  • Health Benefits for the Heart
  • Health Benefits Diabetes Patients
  • Improve the Body’s Immune Response.

In precise, Cordyceps are known for its ability in building muscles and improving physical performance, providing anti-aging and fatigue reducing effects, improving the respiratory functions, enhancing cellular oxygen intake, benefiting vascular system by improving circulation, regulating blood pressure and strengthening the heart muscle, protecting liver and kidneys, promote more rest full sleep, reduce the effects of radiation treatment, lowers blood pressure and increase blood supply, reduce asthma and respiratory problems, improve memory, improving sexual function in men and increasing libido by stimulating the production of sex hormones.

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