The Cordyceps Mushroom

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CORDYCEPS MUSHROOM

 

The medicinal use of Cordyceps sinensis has been reported in the relief of different condition including “Himalayan Viagra” or “Himalayan Gold” given its broad clinical and commercial usefulness (Devkota 2006).

 

Cordyceps has been found mainly in North America, Europe and Asia (Panda and Swain 2011). In India, it is prominently found in subalpine regions of grassy lands of Himalayas commonly known as “Keera Ghas”.

 

Cordyceps has been included as one of the growing numbers of fungal traditional Chinese medicine used as cures for modern diseases with many products available commercially. Due to recent advancements in pharmaceutical biotechniques, it is possible to isolate bioactive compounds from Cordyceps and make it available in powder as well as in tinctures. Cordyceps and its product are very beneficial for health effects including action on hepatic, renal, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, sexual, immunological systems, besides having anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activities (Zhou et al. 2008; Yue et al. 2012).

 

Fun Fact: There are more than 1,200 entomopathogenic fungi reported (Humber 2000) in the literature out of which the Cordyceps constitutes one of the largest genus containing approximately 500 species and varieties (Hodge et al. 1998; Hywel 2002; Muslim and Rahman 2010). Many different species of Cordyceps are being cultivated for their medicinal and pharmaceutical properties 

 

AKA “The Athletes Mushroom”, Cordyceps are believed to help with energy support, airways, and libido. Mother Earch Mushrooms are 

  • Triple extraction Mushrooms are fermented, to make the polysaccharides, Triterpenoids, and Alkaloids, more bio-available. 2. We do a hot water extraction, because polysaccharides are only water soluble. 3. We do 90 days in alcohol, because triterpenoids are only alcohol soluble. It takes us around 100 days to make a tincture!
  • No gluten, No GMO’s, No pesticides or Herbicides
  • Mushrooms are certified wild crafted and/or Organic

Popular serving size for mushroom tinctures, is 1 dropper, held under the tongue, for 60 seconds.

Ingredients: USP Grade Organic Cane Alcohol (no gluten), Filtered Water,  Organic Cordyceps, Organic My celiated Brown Rice (food for the mycelium).

 


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