(Ophiocordyceps sinensis)

Other names: Cordyceps sinensis, Caterpillar Fungus, Yartsa Gunbu, Dōng Chóng Xià Cǎo, Yarsa-gumba, Yarcha-gumba, Keeda Jadi, Kordiceps

Cordyceps lives on the Tibetan Plateau and the surrounding regions including Tibet, Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, and Yunnan provinces in China as well as in Bhutan, India, and Nepal on the southern flank of the Himalayas. It lives on insect larvas or dead caterpillars and natural cordyceps is rarely used.

Cordyceps’s main bioactive compounds are nucleosides and polysaccharides.

Cordyceps may be beneficial for asthma, bronchitis, lung inflammation, wet dreams, night sweats,  athletic performance, kidney disorders, liver problems, cancer and to improve immunity.

Compliance: food supplement, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

Please check your local regulation.

These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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