Bhutan Cordyceps health benefits advices

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High quality Cordyceps Sinensis online shopping? Codyceps sinensis mycelium can infact be cultivated as a way to get the benefits of the mushroom without the astronomical cost and high ecological impact of wild harvesting the fruiting bodies. There is a lot of research to show that this mycelium, known as Cs-4, does indeed contain the same active compounds as the wild Cordyceps fruiting body- if grown properly. There are a couple different ways you can produce cordyceps mycelium- with the two methods yielding massively different results. The best way to produce Cs-4 (really the only way to do it right) is to grow the mycelium in a nutrient rich liquid culture. Picture large fermentation tanks, with the strands of mycelium suspended in a liquid, rapidly growing and expanding. Once the mycelium has expanded as much as it can, it is pulled out of the liquid, dried, and pulverized into a powder that is 100% pure mycelium.

Cordyceps Sinensis is a wonderfully versatile mushroom, in terms of its many medicinal applications. Cordyceps Sinensis has been applied medicinally for over 2000 years by doctors in China. Western medicine has not always adequately taken Eastern/herbal/traditional medicine into account. The recent discovery of the power of Cordyceps Sinensis in the West is the reason for the explosion of popularity of the super mushroom.

Certain varieties of Cordyceps grow parasitically on the caterpillars of particular moths. Some species of Cordyceps are called “winter worm” (these mushrooms grow on a caterpillar, after killing it and filling it with mycelium) and “summer grass”. These endangered mushrooms only occurs in the high mountains (the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau) in southwestern China and Tibet. Fortunately, the mycelia of Cordyceps sinensis can also be grown domestically, using a substrate such as rice. Find additional information on Bhutan Cordyceps.

Cordyceps have been widely used in traditional chinese medicine (TCM) and some branches of herbalism for centuries. There are many health benefits associated with cordyceps. Cordyceps is a genus of parasitic fungi that attaches itself on insects and other arthropods as hosts. Each species of cordyceps typically infects a very specific bug. The genus has approximately 400 species that can be found worldwide. The most renowned Cordyceps species is cordyceps sinensis (currently officially known as ophiocordyceps sinensis) which infects the caterpillar of Hepialus moth. Cordyceps usually thrive at an altitude above 3800 meters in the mountainous Himalayan Plateau of Bhutan, India, Nepal, Tibet and Chinese provinces. In Tibet, cordyceps are known as Yarsamgumba or yartsa gunbu, in China, it is called literally winter worm and in Bhutan, it’s known as Yartsa Goenbub.

The livelihood of the people of Chhoekhor Toed in Bumthang has been transformed since the collection and sale of Cordyceps in the country was legalised in 2004. A huge amount of money acquired from Cordyceps collection has been spent on household ration, construction of houses and on children’s education. At this time of the year, most houses at Chhoekhor Toed in Bumthang remain locked. Only students and some elderly people can be seen in the villages, as most of the young people are in the mountains, collecting Cordyceps – the prized fungus. See additional details at