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Cordyceps sinensis / DONG CHONG XIA CAO / Cordyceps Tincture
£34.50 – £130.00
Botanical Name – Cordyceps sinensis
Chinese Name – DONG CHONG XIA CAO
English Name – Cordyceps
Tincture made by a process of hydro-ethanolic percolation, with a ratio of 1 part Cordyceps to 3 parts liquid. Liquid comprises of 75% water and 25% sugar beet derived ethanol.
Cordyceps sinensis or Ophiocordyceps sinensis, is known in English colloquially as caterpillar fungus, or by its more prominent names yartsa gunbu or dong chong xia cao.
It is an entomopathogenic fungus (a fungus that grows on insects) in the family Ophiocordycipitaceae. It is mainly found in the meadows above 3,500 meters in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Bhutan, India and Tibet. It parasitizes larvae of ghost moths and produces a fruiting body which is valued as a herbal remedy.
Cordyceps sinensis is classified as a medicinal mushroom, and its use has a long history in traditional Chinese medicine as well as traditional Tibetan medicine. The hand-collected, intact fungus-caterpillar body is valued by herbalists as medicine, and because of its cost, its use is also a status symbol.
This fruiting bodies of the fungus are not yet cultivated commercially, but the mycelium form can be cultivated in vitro. Overharvesting and overexploitation have led to the classification of Cordyceps sinensis as an endangered species in China.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Antioxidant – The herbs antioxidant abilities can assist with toxins that can cause premature aging and degenerative diseases.
Aphrodisiac – Also known as “Himalayan Viagra” and “The Sexual Potentiator”, Cordyceps highly influences the release of testosterone by increasing the blood circulation, thus enhancing erectile function, virility and stamina.
Energy Boosting – research shows that Cordyceps usage increases cellular ATP levels, the molecule that actually releases energy into the cell.
Hepatic – Cordyceps benefits the liver by increasing the efficient function of the organ.
Immunostimulant – Cordyceps is a powerful immune booster. It stimulates the immune system by increasing the number and boosting the activity of natural killer cells (a type of white blood cell), which protect the body from viruses and bacteria.
Respiratory – Cordyceps has been found to enhance the cells’ ability to utilise oxygen, which helps oxygen is in shorter supply. It therefore makes it easier to breathe and improves respiratory function in general. It can therefore be useful to treat bronchitis, asthma, coughs and emphysema.
Product is supplied in amber PET bottles with tamper evident screw tops.
250ml, 500ml, 1000ml