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Cordyceps Mushroom Powder
Also known as caterpillar fungus, cordyceps mushrooms fall into the superfoods category.
Cordyceps militaris and sinensis are known to be anti-ageing due to the high concentration of antioxidants. Medicinal properties of Cordyceps militaris and cordyceps sinensis mushrooms include many bioactive compounds:
One of the more significant mushrooms, research into the nutraceutical value of cordyceps is showing its huge potential to act on a broad range of health issues, from respiratory disorders and liver function to increasing libido.
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Cordyceps contains many bioactive components, one of the most significant of those for its therapeutic potency, is cordycepin.
In traditional Chinese medicine cordyceps is called a miracle mushroom because of its exceptional and broad range of health benefits.
Medicinal properties are abundant, as a natural medicine cordyceps mushrooms are invaluable for prevention of disease and for maintaining general good health.
When even the smallest quantity of bioactive components are present in food, the health benefits cannot be underestimated. Foods that are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, flavonoids and carotenoids are essentially nutriceutical and are shown through epidemiological studies to promote good health in people.
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One of the more well-known medicinal mushrooms, cordyceps have been used in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicines for their immune strengthening and natural energy giving properties, they also have very few if any, adverse effects.
Interesting Historical notes: Over 1500 years ago, the meadow region of the Tibetan Himalayan Mountains were covered with a variety of grasses and flowering plants. Cattle and sheep grazed in this area and particularly drawn to an unusual mushroom-like grass. In time, the herdsmen began to see a marked difference in the strength and agility of their herds.
They were curious about the ingredients of this grass and wondered if perhaps that was the cause of the increased vigor and vitality of the animals. Word spread quickly and a few traditional Chinese doctors began gathering some of this grass to treat their patients. The grasses proved to have many medicinal functions for a variety of diseases for which previously they were unable to treat. It is believed that this is how Cordyceps was discovered.
Word of the unusual and somewhat mysterious effects spread worldwide and passed from generation to generation. More than 1000 years later, the Ming Dynasty’s court physicians began a study of the Cordyceps formula and eventually improved on its usage. Cordyceps became a respected drug. It was named ‘Dong Chong Xia Cao Tochukas’, or winter-worm summer grass.
Today, after studies have been conducted with modern techniques, we know that Cordyceps is a parasite which invades the body of caterpillars and eats the soft tissue.