Description : Cordyceps is a fungus that infects insects and arthropods. The name cordyceps actually describes a genus of fungi that includes more than 400 unique species of parasitic types. Fungi are essential parts of many ecosystems, but this particular genus also has a great deal of importance for people, as it has been traditionally used in herbal medicine for centuries. These “club head” mushroomshave a wide range of chemical components and compounds that make them particularly valuable in traditional medicine, as they are globally available and relatively inexpensive. The wide spread of theCordyceps genus make it particularly desirable. Cordyceps fungi varieties contain certain biochemicals that mimic current pharmacological substances in a natural way.
Cordyceps sinensis is a fungus that parasitizes caterpillars, specifically the larva of the hepialid moth (also known as the bat moth). When the fungus parasitizes the larva, its mycelia, which is a mass of branching, threadlike hyphae, fill the entire body of the host and kills it. The entire fungus-larva combination is collected for medical use
Medicinal Uses :
- Cordyceps Has Anti-Oxidant Health Benefit
- Cordyceps Has Anti-Inflammatory Health Benefit
- Cordyceps Has Antitumor And Anticancer Health Benefit
- Cordyceps has an Anti-fatigue and anti-stress health benefit
- Cordyceps Offers Antiasthma Health Benefit
Health Benefits :
- It can maximize the uptake of body oxygen.
- The herb boosts the immune system.
- It can have a positive effect on longevity.
- Sexual dysfunction in men can be cured through cordyceps.
- uscles can be strengthened by it.
- It can improve kidney and lung function.
- The mushroom is great for the liver.
|Appearance||Yellow to Light Brown fine powder||Yellow||Complies|
|Taste||Extremely Bitter||Extremely Bitter||Complies|
|Drying Preparation||Freeze Drying||Pass||Complies|
|Active Ingredients||Cordycepine : 15 – 20 %||18%||HPLC|
|Mesh size||90 % through 120 mesh||95 % through 120 mesh||Complies|
|Moisture||Not more than 5 %||4 %||Chapter 23|
|Total Plate Count||Less than 1000||100||BP2002 British Pharmacopoeia|
|Yeast and mould||Less than 100||20||BP2002 British Pharmacopoeia|
|Salmonella||Absent||Not detected||BP2002 British Pharmacopoeia|
|Coliform||Absent||Not detected||BP2002 British Pharmacopoeia|
|S Aures||Absent||Not detected||BP2002 British Pharmacopoeia|
|Pseudomonas aureus||Absent||Not detected||BP2002 British Pharmacopoeia|
|Heavy Metals||Release Specifications||Results||Standard|
|Arsenic (As)||Less than 1 mg/kg||Less than 1 mg/kg||AOAC 986. 15 Sec D|
|Lead (Pb)||Less than 1 mg/kg||Less than 1 mg/kg||AOAC 986. 15 Sec D|
|Cadmium (Cd)||Less than 0.2 mg/kg||Less than 0.2 mg/kg||AOAC 986. 15 Sec D|
|Mercury (Hg)||Less than 0.05 mg/kg||Less than 0.5 mg/kg||AOAC 986. 15 Sec D|
|Ash||4 % to 6 %||5 %||Method of Analysis for Nutrition Labelling (1993) Chapter 12|
|Shelf life||24 months||In original packing conditions|
|Storage||In cool dry place at below 15° C.|