Cordyceps Powerful tonic and immune-enhancing herb Cordyceps is in the same class of tonics as the popular herb, ginseng. It was brought to the attention of the west in 1993 when the Chinese women’s track team beat nine world’s records. Their secret was cordyceps, a very unusual remedy from traditional Chinese medicine. Cordyceps is a fungus that grows on the larvae of a caterpillar. While the caterpillar is hibernating underground, the fungus invades the organism and consumes the bug. The result is a caterpillar shaped mushroom. In the spring, it puts up a stem-like mushroom, which gives the herb its Chinese name—dong chong […]
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