August 24, 2017
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 bronchitiscoughs, colds and the flureproductive problems and sexual dysfunctionkidney disordersbladder infections and urination problemsasthmahepatitis Blow circulation and irregular heartbeatsheart disease and high cholesterolliver disordersmuscle weaknesschronic fatigue syndrome and low energydizziness