You haven’t seen creepy until you’ve seen a Cordyceps mushroom. This medicinal mushroom is known as the Caterpillar Fungus for a reason. This thing actually looks like a caterpillar because the fungus gets inside of a real caterpillar and starts growing out of it, eventually killing and taking over its
A recent study by Tianjin Nankai Hospital in China found that medicinal mushroom Cordyceps sinensis could help prevent renal impairment in patients who underwent coronary angioplasty. Angioplasty is the process of widening blocked or narrow arteries, perhaps due to atherosclerosis or angina pectoris (chest pain due to coronary heart disease).
Can Cordyceps medicinal mushroom help improve white blood cell counts in leukopenia? In a research study done at the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, Cordyceps sinensis was found to help in the recovery process of leukopenia. Leukopenia, a common side effect of cancer therapy, is characterized by a decrease
Dr. Andrew Weil, MD, is known for writing and teaching on holistic health, as well as speaking as a guest on the Today Show, Oprah, Larry King Live, and has published a simple list of some of his favorite medicinal mushrooms and what each one is good for. This guide
In 1988 Wan, F., et al., published a study according to which both animals and humans who consumed cordyceps mushroom were able to increase their natural sex hormones. A year before , Huang Y, et al., demonstrated improvements in fertility simply by taking cordyceps. In fact, men’s sperm count
From the mountains of Himalaya to your local supplement store, the Cordyceps sinensis mushroom has been used for thousands of years in ancient Tibetan and Chinese medicine. Initially found only at attitudes of 7000 meters in the Himalayan Mountains its unusual history deserves a brief introduction. Called by locals the
Medicinal mushrooms like Cordyceps and Reishi, which have the all-important ingredient beta glucan, have been deemed by some as the “fountain of youth” in recent years due to their anti-aging properties. We are now finding that companies are springing up all over the continent from beta glucan-containing topical creams and
Cordyceps sinensis medicinal mushrooms may boost testosterone levels and improve athletes’ performance. Cordyceps is a Chinese fungus that grows on ants and caterpillars! Even though these are quite the rare delicacy in China, which is a breach to the pocketbook if you buy them, there is no need to be
Depending on the estimate, 5 to 15 million American men suffer from low testosterone levels. This often leads to decreased sexual function and desire, infertility, impotence or erectile dysfunction, decreased muscle mass and even hair loss. Could medicinal mushrooms come to the rescue? Researchers Hsu, Huang, Tsai, Sheu and Huang
In an animal study, conducted at the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy in the College of Medicine at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, researchers Hsu, Huang, Tsia, Sheu and Huang set to find out what effect, if any, Cordyceps medicinal mushroom might have on mice’s testosterone levels.
Cordyceps, a medicinal mushroom, may increase your sex drive, improve liver function and detoxify your body. This is what Jeff Primack, founder of Supreme Science Qigong Center and author of the book “Conquering ANY Disease”, states in the video presentation below. According to Primack, some studies have shown that people
Holy Grail Chocolates, an Eagle Creek, Oregon-based chocolate maker, recently won the Best Truffle Award at the Oregon Chocolate Festival. Their winning product? Chocolate loaded with medicinal mushrooms! The company markets three truffles, Spirit, Longevity and Samurai truffles, each of which contains a medicinal dose of concentrated mushroom powder. Spirit
A New Zealand based company Health Choice Ltd recently reported results of several separate human clinical trials in its marketing materials. Cordyceps increases sex drive and improves sexual function. Three separate studies were conducted with over 750 people with decreased sex drive. One group was given a placebo. The other