Ganoherb International Inc
Application: Health Care Products
Place of Origin: Fujian, China
Cordyceps is a genus of ascomycete fungi that includes about 200 described species. The best know species of the genus is Cordyceps sinensis. Cordyceps polysaccharide is the most abundant content and the most important biological active substances in the body of Cordyceps.
Cordyceps sinensis is also called the "caterpillar fungus." In the wild it grows on and acquires nutrients from several species of caterpillars. In China, it is referred to as "winter worm, summer grass." This fungus is found at high altitude in the mountains of China, Nepal, and Tibet.
In traditional Chinese medicine,cordyceps sinensis capsule is considered to benefit the lung and kidney channels. It is commonly used by the elder in China as a type of "super-ginseng" for rejuvenation and stamina. Because it is difficult to collect enough cordyceps from the wild, commercial cultivation methods have been developed by using "submerged culture," where the mycelium is grown in a liquid medium. All scientific research published in the last twenty years is based on hot water extracts of the Cordyceps mycelium cultivated in this manner.