Cordyceps (also known as Cordyceps Sinensis, Cordyceps Militaris, Caterpillar Fungus, Caterpillar Mushroom, Summer grass-winter worm, Totsu kasu, Yarchakunbu, Aweto) has a long history of effective medicinal use spanning millennia in parts of Asia. Also known as Caterpillar Fungus, this unique mushroom has pride of place in the Chinese herbal Pharmacopoeia as a powerful aid in improving breathing and circulation.
Traditional Chinese Medicine describes the key benefit of Cordyceps in terms of how it enriches the lung yin and yang. The health effects are far-reaching because many diverse ailments can be treated, including chronic lower back pain, sensitivity to the cold, overabundance of mucus and tears, chronic cough and wheezing, and blood in phlegm from consumption of kidney yang.
Records show how the folk healers of Sikkim used Cordyceps to cure no less than 21 ailments. They helped people with asthma, TB, diabetes, cough and cold, hepatitis, and more. This healing story continues today, with more people than ever before using Cordyceps’ rejuvenating properties to improve endurance, recover from exhaustion, and minimize everyday stress.
Key to understanding the effectiveness of Cordyceps are the main active ingredients, Cordycepin and Adenosine. These important compounds have extensive biological and pharmacological benefits for the immunological, hepatic, renal and cardiovascular systems. Research shows that Cordyceps increases the ability and endurance of exercise by inhibiting tracheal constrictions and relaxing contracted vascular smooth muscles. Here’s a breathing and circulation rejuvenator with plenty of additional benefits.