Simple Herbal Extracts | Cordyceps



Botanical Name

Cordyceps sinensis

Part Used



Mushroom allergies *

Traditional Information*

Cordyceps was once reserved for the royal family of China as a superb tonic to the blood (xue), kidneys (yin and yang) and lung. Cordyceps is used by Chinese Olympic teams to enhance performance, stimulate endocrine function, reduce fatigue and calm nervousness. It can also be useful for heart arrhythmias, glomerulonephritis and loss of libido.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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