Cordyceps – Tibetan Caterpillar Leg Mushroom
This very strong medicinal mushroom comes from the high altitudes of Asia.
According to the stories, the shepherds of the Tibetan plateaus could always observe in spring that their cattle jumped around on the pasture very vital and exuberant. At some point, the herders noticed that their animals liked to eat the caterpillar fungus (Cordyceps) while grazing.
After the little treat, the cattle became more lively, had much more energy and jumped joyfully across the pastures.
As the name implies, the caterpillar fungus grows by caterpillars in the open. The caterpillar fungus grows in the spring and is laboriously harvested by special search parties.
Use of Cordyceps
Mostly the mushroom is offered as powder or extract. The most original form, which is still practiced today, is the warm water extract, i.e. a tea. If you get whole fruiting bodies, they should first be ground small. The finer the better, because only then the beta-glucans, the cordycepin and much more can be properly dissolved. The whole thing becomes really round from the taste and the healing effect, if you add a little honey from the beekeeper around the corner.
A widespread form are extracts or powders. Most vital mushroom preparations and supplements are in capsules, this facilitates the daily intake for many. Also, it should be said that the taste is not everyone’s cup of tea. Especially if the powder was obtained from wild stocks (caterpillars).
Inhalants of the Cordyceps
Cordyceps contains amino acids, minerals and trace elements, as well as some special vitamins:
Cordycepin, nucleotides (adenosine,uridine, guanosine), sterols (ergosterol and others), D-mannitol,polysaccharides (including cyclofurans, galactomannan, beta-glucans, beta-mannans), amino acids (arginine, tryptophan, lysine, tyrosine), fatty acids.
What is there to consider?
When buying Tibetan Caterpillar Leg Mushroom, you should make sure that it is not found in the wild. Firstly, this will destroy nature and another very important point is environmental toxins. Mushrooms act like a magnet to environmental toxins. Therefore, if possible, do not buy medicinal mushrooms from the Asian region. Our Cordyceps products do not contain any components of animal origin and are therefore highly recommended for vegetarians, vegans and all those who want to do without the caterpillar.
Therefore we can guarantee a very high quality of our Cordyceps products, which are produced according to organic standard guidelines and sustainable.
More information about the syshematics of the mushroom can be found here (Wikipedia).