Cordyceps has been an important Chinese herb for thousands of years and is just now being discovered in Western countries. In ancient China, Cordyceps was highly sought after as one of the most effective daily tonic herbs.
Cordyceps is a Chinese mushroom fungus that can be found in isolated places in southwestern China. Although it was originally discovered as a parasitic organism growing on a rare Tibetan caterpillar (hence its nickname, Chinese Caterpillar Fungus!), most modern Cordyceps is grown on soybeans or other nutrient sources.
Cordyceps popularity among herbalists is due to its beneficial effects on invigoration and qi/energy enhancement. In fact, Cordyceps has been called “the next Ginseng” due to its overall effects on energy levels. Although the pharmacologically active components of Cordyceps remain unknown, at least two chemical constituents, cordycepin (deoxyadenosine) and cordycepic acid (mannitol), have been identified and suggested as being active compounds.
Cordyceps, also known as Chinese caterpillar mushroom, comes from cultured, lab grown sources ensuring purity and the environmental protection of its growing areas. Each 500 mg capsule of Plum Flower Cordyceps contains pure Cordyceps biomass powder with guaranteed 10% Cordycepic acid content (Cordyceps sinensis fungus. – Dong chong xia cao.)
Tonifies Kidney Yang, Benefits the Jing-essence, Nourishes Lung Yin, Transforms Phlegm, Tonifies Wei Qi