Codyceps from Tibet
Genuine codyceps from Tibet. What is Cordyceps Sinensis? Cordyceps Sinensis is also known as the caterpillar fungus and sometimes even the winter worm. It is typically mistaken to be a mushroom but is actual it is a parasitic fungus. It is also known as the zombie caterpillar and is native to China and Tibet. It has been known to be used as a magic herb for years in the Chinese and Tibetan culture and medicine. cordyceps sinensis Cordyceps Sinensis also known as the winter worm It is known as a zombie worm or caterpillar because of the way it is formed. It is created when the fungus attacks the moth caterpillars. Once it attacks the caterpillars, it affects the spores during spring and then germinates over the winter, thereby deriving its name, winter worm. In spring, the fungus completely destroys and mummifies the caterpillar, when then grows, producing a long slender fruiting body, which is known as the magic herb. These are then hand-collected and further dried and then used for medicinal purposes across the globe. Benefits of Cordyceps Sinensis It has been around in the Tibetan and Chinese tradition for years due to the immense health benefits it has. Some of them have been listed below: • It is known to promote general wellbeing and health • It is known to slow aging in individuals and to induce great vitality in people. It is often used as a secret herb to produce stamina and youthful beauty • Boosts physical strength and endurance in an individual • Cordyceps is consumed to toughen the respiratory and cardiovascular system. It is also supposed to improve the blood circulation thereby regulating blood pressure and remove blood clots and decreasing cholesterol in individuals suffering from the same • Known to speed up the healing process from various illnesses and weaknesses and injuries. It also helps in boosting one’s energy levels, thereby fighting fatigue • Used as a recovery supplement to help combat cancer, during chemotherapy sessions • Known to enhance sexual vigor, also called libido in men and women • Consumed to strengthen the functioning of the kidneys and helps in removing accumulated toxins from the body • Used to treat problems such as asthma and chronic bronchitis • Helps boost the immune system of an individual. • Cordyceps is consumed to treat Malaria and even Yellow fever • Cordyceps is used up to treat liver related problems such as Hepatitis. How to Consume Cordyceps Sinensis? The recommended dose for an average healthy person ranges from .3 – .7 grams. This would roughly mean 1 to 2 pieces depending on the size. The mushroom is eaten whole or boiled in the form of a concoction of boiling water. This is then consumed in the form of tea. It can also be powered and added in milk or other varieties of liquids. It is always recommended to consult a local doctor before consuming it for best results. It is also cooked in various dishes in Tibet. It is known to give a nutty flavor to the food. How to distinguish between authentic and fake Cordyceps Sinensis? It is important to ascertain this difference between the fake and authentic herbs as a lot of people end up suffering as they consume the fake products. To make sure you are buying the real herb, look for the following tell signs: Appearance The authentic ones are known to have four pairs of feet which are close to the head and tail. They are flat and difficult to identify as compared to the other four pairs which are seen easily. The fake one is known to have eight pairs of feet, and unlike the real one, these are neatly arranged and visible. Tenacity The authentic ones are elastic to pull, while the fake ones are fragile. Color The authentic ones are shades of light brown to natural hues. The fake ones have shades of yellow and are turbid. Odor The autherntic are fungi-like smell, very similar to that of mushrooms. The fake have no mushroom-like odor and may sometimes smell like wood or sulfur. After putting in water After putting in water, the color of the authentic remains in water. The fakes would loss its color and water it is immersed in may become dark in hue. Taste The authentic would taste slightly sweet and the fake would be bitter.