Health Benefits of Cordyceps

August 24, 2017

Health Benefits of Cordyceps

Cordyceps are a type of fungus, better known as a species of edible medicinal, nutritionally beneficial mushrooms. While closely related to other mushrooms, cordyceps aren’t technically the same as most mushrooms and instead are classified as a powerful form of Ascomycetes fungus.

Cordyceps are harvested in high mountain regions of the world, especially parts of the Himalayas in China, and are actually grown on the backs of caterpillars! Considered to be “exotic” healers, cordycep mushrooms have been mostly rare for much of history (considering they’re only found above altitudes of 3,800 meters above sea level during certain times of the year and in only certain parts of the world where these special caterpillars exist). Yet they have a reputation for being “a precious longevity-promoting herb.”

In addition to fighting cancer, cordyceps are used to help treat:

respiratory infections like chronic bronchitis
coughs, colds and the flu
reproductive problems and sexual dysfunction
kidney disorders
bladder infections and urination problems
hepatitis B
low circulation and irregular heartbeats
heart disease and high cholesterol
liver disorders
muscle weakness
chronic fatigue syndrome and low energy