Cordyceps, also called Chinese caterpillar fungus, is a parasitic fungus that grows out of the living heads of bugs in the high mountain regions of Tibet and China. Look up a photo—it’s crazy! This odd organism happens to be a powerful medicinal remedy in traditional Tibetan and Chinese medicine. Cordyceps has been used for everything from tuberculosis to malignant tumors, and today, people look to it to boost immunity, increase athletic performance, and support libido—all worthy #healthgoals! This potent remedy may also help your kidneys and respiratory function, and some people say it ups energy and stamina. It's also an adaptogen, which means it definitely fits the bill for a general wellness tonic or supplement. Whew! Raise your hand if you could use cordyceps in your life!
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Medicinal Mushrooms: A Clinical Guide
This work is a highly accessible primer on the pharmacology, applications, and Chinese medical uses of over 20 commonly prescribed mycological medicinals. As such it admirably meets the needs of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practitioners as well as a more general complementary medicine readership. The author makes full use of his versatile background in both Chinese medicine and biochemistry. Concise textual presentation, helpful overviews, and a good balance of research evidence with practical clinical applications are features that make this useful as well as absorbing reading.
Cordyceps: Treating Diabetes, Cancer and Other Illnesses: It could save your life
Cordyceps, used in oriental medicine for hundreds of years, can help treat illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, lupus, renal failure, bronchitis, COPD, atherosclerosis and other conditions. This book presents research mostly unseen in the western world in a concise and easy to read manner so the readers can make up their own mind.
Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health
Adaptogenic mushrooms are one of today's buzziest superfoods, known for their ability to restore skin's youthful glow, increase energy levels, reduce brain fog, keep your hormone levels in check, and so much more. In Healing Mushrooms, you’ll learn about the ten most powerful mushrooms you can add to your daily diet to maximize your health gains. Though some of these mushrooms, like Tremella, Cordyceps, and Reishi will sound exotic, they're all easy to source online in extract form and easier to use in recipes. Even more familiar mushrooms, like Shiitake, Oyster, and Enoki, are full of seriously healing potential--you just have to know how to use them. Packed with practical information, fun illustrations, and 50 mushroom-boosted recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and even dessert!), Healing Mushrooms unlocks the vast potential of this often-overlooked superfood category and will be the go-to resource for adding mushrooms to your health and wellness regimen.