Our wild Cordyceps Sinensis are all handpicked at high altitudes in the mountains of Bhutan. The highly sought-after Himalayan medicinal fungi offer anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and is now regarded as a superfood.
What is a cordyceps Sinensis?
Scientifically known as Ophiocordyceps Sinensis, the cordyceps is a fungus that parasitizes ground-dwelling moth caterpillars. The fungi locally called Yartsa Gunbu which translates as ‘winter worm, summer grass’ invades the living insect before sprouting a distinctive stem.
What are the benefits of Cordyceps Sinensis?
Cordyceps have been widely used in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicines for centuries to treat fatigue, sickness, kidney disease, and low sex drive. In recent years, it has gained popularity in the West for its multiple therapeutic uses. Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, they are used to boost mental and physical performance, increase vitality, strengthen the immunity system, and last but not least help sexual dysfunction. Additionally, they have an interesting nutritional value as they are rich in amino acids, and vitamins like B1, B2, B12, and K.
Lately, scientific research has demonstrated its positive impact on cancer cells helping to shrink tumour size, particularly with lung, breast, and skin cancer. Source
Bhutanese Wild Cordyceps Sinensis – full pieces
Harvested in May 2022
Store in a cool and dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat. Use within 12 months.
Cordyceps can be consumed in an infusion or in a stew. To get the most benefits out of your Cordyceps, we recommend simmering it for a minimum of 10 minutes on low heat.
About the producer:
Bhutan Cordyceps Sinensis was established in 2008. They have gained the reputation of being one of the most reliable cordyceps retailers.
Bhutan implemented sustainable harvest guidelines several years ago to protect the environment, the sustainability of the Cordyceps, and the collectors. Only skilled villagers from the Cordyceps growing areas are permitted to collect this special fungus. Harvesting is limited to one month a year, timed at a specific point in the growing cycle to ensure maturity and sustainability. Moreover, the process is overseen by local leaders and forestry services, who also watch poachers.
For more information on Cordyceps, visit our article: Meet the Bhutanese Wild Cordyceps