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.