Cordyceps Mushroom Profile
Also known as
Cordyceps sinensis, caterpillar fungus, dong chong zia cao.
Use of Cordyceps sinensis dates back to the 15th century in traditional Tibetan and Chinese medicines. The wild form of Cordyceps is rare and expensive; consequently, a strain isolated from the wild form is now cultivated and commonly used. The type offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is organically grown in the United States.
Adenine, adenosine, uracil, uridine, guanidine, guanosine, hypoxanthine, inosine, thymine, thymidine, and deoxyuridine.
Traditionally prepared in Chinese medicine as a broth, it can also be used as an extract, as a tea, or in capsules.
While Cordyceps has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, modern research affirms its value.
Excessive use may cause mild diarrhea, dry mouth, and nausea.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.