Medicinal use:

The health benefits of this expensive herb are believed to be almost 1500 years old. In traditional medicine of China, it is said to be a cure for almost all of the infirmities. It works on all vital body organs And has many health benefits.

Cordyceps, also known as Himalayan Viagra is known help to improve reproductive activity, will help to maintain libido and sexual activity in both men and women.

It strengthens the immune system, improving athletic performance, promoting longer life by reducing the effects of aging and improving liver function in people with hepatitis B. Further, consumption of cordyceps was will help to prevent much of the metabolic damage in both the hearts and livers.

About the plant:

While closely related to mushrooms, cordyceps is technically same as most mushrooms and instead is a powerful form of Ascomycetes fungus.

Cordyceps are harvested in parts of high altitudes of the Himalayas in China and Sikkim, and are actually grown on the backs of caterpillars!

How to use:

For a healthy person, the recommended dose is : 0.3—0.7g(1-2 pc according to the size) daily.

Eat the whole mushroom in original form, or drink 20 minutes after boiling in water, or mix in powder form with milk for drinking, for 3 to 4 days. Dosage can be repeated after a gap of three days.

In the case of particular health problems, the dosages are often higher, and as per practitioner’s prescription.

Side effects:

Cordyceps are considered safe, there are some potential side effects to be aware of, especially in pregnant women and people with the history of autoimmune diseases.

Vernacular names:

English: Cordyceps mushroom, Caterpillar Fungus
Japanese: Totsukasu, Tochukasu
Chinese: Hiatsao tong tchong, dongchongxiacao
Nepal: Bu, Bhu-Sanjivani, JivanButi, Jingani, Kira Chhyau, Kira Jhar, SaramButiJadi, SaramButi
Common names: Yarshagumba, YartsaGunbu, Yarsagumba or Himalayan Viagra, Caterpillar Fungus, Yartsagumba (Gurung), Cordyceps, Dongchongxiacao (Winter Worm, Summer Grass)