Cordyceps

“Cordyceps”

A golden treasure of the most precious herb in Chinese Medicine. Cordyceps are generally given as a wedding present as they are known as Viagra of the Himalayas.

The term “Cordyceps” is translated into Thai as “winter worm, summer grass”, or known as “worm-grass”. It was told as a myth that the yaks being raised in Tibet mountain ranges were 10 times stronger, and with miraculous properties of Cordyceps, some laboratories do not hesitate to label them as “elixir”. Scientific researches from several countries have recently revealed more information about Cordyceps. Many people had used them to stop the outbreak of SARS in 2013. Western physicians have also used them and found an active ingredient called Cordycepin, in which the study on its pharmaceutical activity showed that Cordycepin has active properties to boost immune system and nourish the body and internal organs, such as lung, liver, kidney and heart, etc.

The study on pharmaceutical activity

showed that Cordyceps have active properties which help maintaining physical balance, stimulating immune system, preventing free radicals, fighting cancer, reducing blood sugar level, eliminating inflammation and improving sexual performance, for example. Cordyceps are rich in beneficial substances, including polysaccharide (galactomannan), nucleotide, adenosine, cordycepin, cordycepic acid, amino acids and sterol (ergosterol, beta-sitosterol). In addition, Cordyceps also consist of protein and vitamins (Vitamin E, K, B1, B2 and B12) and minerals (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium), for instance.

Unique Properties of Cordyceps:

Improving sexual performance
       The study showed that when using Cordyceps as food supplement, sexual performance can be improved in both male and female. Additionally, the study also supported that Cordyceps help protecting and enhancing the functionality of adrenal gland and hormone from thymus gland, and increasing fertilizable sperms by 300%, and therefore reducing the risk of infertility.

Boosting immune system
       Polysaccharide in types of beta-glucan and galactomannan can help boosting immune system, reducing blood sugar level and blood pressure, fighting tumor and cancer cell, inhibiting inflammation, eliminating bacteria and virus, reducing cholesterol and triglyceride, eliminating and inhibiting free radicals, which will protect and strengthen tissues in all body parts.

Reducing blood sugar level
       Polysaccharide found in Cordyceps can help reducing blood sugar level by enhancing glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity, and therefore being able to reduce blood sugar level by 95%, while only 54% of diabetes patients who have been treated with modern medicine can control their blood sugar level.

Inhibiting cancer and tumor
       Special active ingredients found in Cordyceps, including Cordycepin, Oxypiperazines and more than ten types of nucleosides, can help reducing potential risk of tumor formation and metastasis, boosting white blood cells, minimizing side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, preventing liver cancer by discharging toxicant from liver, and nourishing red blood cells. Furthermore, co-administration of substances found in Cordyceps can also help reducing the size of cancer.

Improving heart function
       Adenosine and Nucleosides found in golden Cordyceps can help dilating blood vessels, inhibiting and eliminating blood clots, reducing blood pressure, reducing heart rate, restoring a normal rhythm to the heart for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, and lowering lipids in bloodstream.

Restoring kidney function
       It was found that Cordyceps help enhancing and restoring effective kidney function. After continuous application for one month, it was found that Cordyceps can help minimizing complications of kidney failure, including lowering blood pressure, reducing protein in urine, reducing the occurrence of anemia, increasing superoxide dismutase (SOD) which is an antioxidant. Moreover, it was reported that patients with reduced kidney function, due to the application of gentamicin, can have their kidney function improved by 89% within six days after applying 4.5 grams of Cordyceps per day compared to monitored patient group.

Enhancing respiratory function
       Cordycepin and Adenosine found in Cordyceps are beneficial to respiratory function as they can help increasing the ability of oxygen transport to the entire body cells, and improving symptoms in patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and bronchitis.   

Anti-aging
       Polysaccharide in types of beta-glucan and galactomannan can help fighting free radicals, expanding lifespan of cells, slowing cell degeneration, stimulating and activating cells, restoring damaged cells, inhibiting chemical aging process, increasing oxygen in cells, accelerating cell regeneration process, improving memory and preventing Alzheimer.