Cordyceps Sinensis healing power guides? There are hundreds of different species of Cordyceps found all over the world. There are two main species, however, that are of interest for human consumption- Cordyceps sinensis and Cordyceps militaris. There is also an effective version of Cordyceps mycelium grown in large liquid vats known as CS-4 that is worth learning about. Cordyceps sinensis is the most well known species, famous for its powerful medicinal properties. When people use the term “Cordyceps” they are often referring to sinensis. It is commonly called the caterpillar fungus, due to the fact that is uses the insect as a host before eventually fruiting from its head. You can clearly see the caterpillar in images of harvested sinesis.
Cordyceps Sinensis is a wonderfully versatile mushroom, in terms of its many medicinal applications. Cordyceps Sinensis has been applied medicinally for over 2000 years by doctors in China. Western medicine has not always adequately taken Eastern/herbal/traditional medicine into account. The recent discovery of the power of Cordyceps Sinensis in the West is the reason for the explosion of popularity of the super mushroom.
Certain varieties of Cordyceps grow parasitically on the caterpillars of particular moths. Some species of Cordyceps are called “winter worm” (these mushrooms grow on a caterpillar, after killing it and filling it with mycelium) and “summer grass”. These endangered mushrooms only occurs in the high mountains (the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau) in southwestern China and Tibet. Fortunately, the mycelia of Cordyceps sinensis can also be grown domestically, using a substrate such as rice. See additional info at Bhutan Cordyceps Green Tea.
Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes is a disease in which the body either does not produce or respond to the hormone insulin, which normally transports the sugar glucose into the cells for energy. Cordyceps can help to keep blood sugar levels within healthy range by imitating the action of insulin. Some studies also suggest that cordyceps may improve liver function, kidney function and protect against kidney disease, a common complication of diabetes. Cordyceps are filled with antioxidants known to fight free radical damage and help slow the signs of aging. A study conducted in 2000 claimed that cordyceps help to enhance memory, improve brain function and increase antioxidant in blood. Cordyceps contain anti-aging compounds that help rejuvenate the skin, eliminate dead cells, promote skin rejuvenation, and reduce aging symptoms.
This year Cordyceps collection permits were issued to more than 900 collectors in Bumthang, of which most of them are people from the Chhoekhor Gewog. What is Cordyceps sinensis? Cordyceps sinensis, also known as Chinese caterpillar fungus, is a parasitic fungus found in Hepialus worms. During winter, the fungus spores enter the worm and develop its mycelium by absorbing the worm’s nutrients. The worm later died when fully filled with the fungus mycelium. Upon maturity in the summer, the fungus grows out of the worm’s head to a length of about 3 to 10 cm. See more info on https://cordycepssinensis.org/.