Cordyceps sinensis

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A caterpillar fungus that is antitussive, expectorant, stimulant, and tonic; it is said to strengthen the immune system, improve renal function in patients with lupus erythematosus, and retard ageing; it is also used for anaemia, fatigue, immune deficiencies, impotence, low back pain, night sweats, and for recuperation from surgery or chronic disease

Cordyceps sinensis (kōrˑ·di·seps si·nenˑ·sis),

n part used: fruiting bodies; uses: asthma, chronic bronchitis, antiaging, weakness, lung and kidney functioning; precautions: none known.
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As a well-known traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Cordyceps sinensis (CS), also known as Ophiocordyceps sinensis fungi, exhibits multiple functions including immunomodulation, antitumor, hematopoietic facilitation, anti-inflammatory, bacteriostasis, and antiarrhythmic properties, with less adverse effects.
Nakamura K, Konoha K, Yamaguchi Y, Kagota S, Shinozuka K, Kunitomo MCombined effects of Cordyceps sinensis and methotrexate on hematogenic lung metastasis in mice.
Anti-hyperglycemic activity of natural and fermented Cordyceps sinensis in rats with diabetes induced by nicotinamide and streptozotocin.
Polysaccharides from cordyceps sinensis mycelium ameliorate exhaustive swimming exerciseinduced oxidative stress.
Nammex pointed to new scientific research that has demonstrated that Cordyceps militaris mushrooms have active compounds and benefits similar to or possibly superior to Cordyceps sinensis.
The greatest effect was seen in patients treated with at least 4 agents that included Cordyceps sinensis.
Activation of macrophages and the intestinal immune system by orally administered decoction from cultured mycelium of Cordyceps sinensis.
Aloha has the largest culture bank of medicinal mushrooms in the world but specializes in the cultivation of Cordyceps sinensis.
Kiho et al31 demonstrated that the cultured mycelium of Cordyceps sinensis had hypoglycaemic activity and lowered plasma glucose concentration in normal, STZ-induced diabetic mice and epinephrine-induced hyperglycaemic mice.
Medicinal mushrooms like shitake, miitake, and reishi are known for their healing powers, but others like cordyceps sinensis lead the way for energy.
Cordyceps sinensis is one of the most interesting species of medicinal mushrooms.
Cordyceps sinensis is commonly used in China for the treatment of fatigue, night sweating, hyposexualities, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, renal disease, heart disease and liver disease.