Ancient Chinese Cordyceps.
The rarest of ancient Chinese medicines you probably never heard of next to Aloeswood and bird’s nest it is the most Beneficial herbal medicines used for over 2000 years in china. It is said that cordyceps should be used and handled with great care as its consumption would make it very difficult to die when one is on their death bed.
Cordyceps sinensis is both a fungus and larvae corpse. Part of the ergot family this facultative saprophytic fungus often found in the soil of mountains at an altitude of 4000 plus meters infects insect larvae through the mouth or skin. It grows through the larvae’s body, creating a network of filaments that commandeers its muscles. The fungus then directs its host larva to crawl into a position ideal for fungal spore dispersal. The fungus will completely hollow out the interior of the larva, replacing the space with thread-like hyphae. The larva then becomes stiff and is coated with mycelia.
The remaining exoskeleton of the insect gives the illusion that the larvae is still alive. However, it only functions as a fungal food cache. When temperatures start to warm the fungus will burst forth as a fruiting body right out of the fontanel region of the head. This grass looking fruiting body serves as the dispersing point of millions of spores, which then go on to infect other larvae thus repeating the cycle.
Used to treat diverse chronic diseases cordyceps have been proven to show regenerating effects on renal (kidney) and (Liver) hepatic functions. Even more impressive is its immunomodulation-related anti-tumor activities. The benefits don’t stop there either it is also used to treat coughs, chronic bronchitis, respiratory disorders, kidney disorders, nighttime urination, male sexual problems, anemia, irregular heartbeat, high cholesterol, liver disorders, dizziness, weakness, ringing in the ears, unwanted weight loss, addiction, strengthening the immune system, athletic performance, anti-aging, and promoting longer life.
Modern production of wild Cordyceps is impossible, this medicine simply cannot be farmed and when it is the product contains little to no medicinal benefit. The population in the wild is extremely limited due to its ecogeographical preferences and human destruction of its natural habitat. This is largely why real cordyceps are so rare and expensive.
How to use Cordyceps
This protocol was given to me by an ancient Chinese medicinal healer who’s wealth of information has been passed down from generation to generation. The duration of this protocol is approximately 30 days and cost around $1000-$2000.
Two cordyceps are placed in a thermos with boiling water and covered overnight. In the morning upon waking before eating or drinking anything else you are to drink the water and eat the cordyceps at the bottom. Refrain from eating or drinking for thirty minutes to one hour after ingestion. Repeat this process every day for 30 days. After the first 30 days take a break for a month and then begin a cycle of one to two cordyceps per week for as long as needed.
My personal experience with cordyceps:
After about one week I felt an increase In energy levels throughout my day, my vitality was also notably increased.