Ingredient Type: Fungi

Also Known As: Cordyceps sinensis, Caterpillar fungus, Catepillar mushroom, Summer grass-winter worm

Cordyceps is rich in antioxidants and supports tissue oxygenation.

Cordyceps is a genus of a parasitic fungi that helps support oxygen uptake.  It is known as a winter worm and summer plant.  Cordyceps blooms during the summer at high altitudes.  Insight according to the Doctrines of Signatures, claims that this fungi's high altitude environment contributes to its ability to support oxygen uptake in the body.  During the Qing Dynasty it was used exclusively in the Emperor's Palace due to its revered healing properties.  It has been used for centuries and science has recently shown its ability to support lung health and support tissue oxygenation.*



In the meantime see this WebMD article on cordyceps, the entry for cordyceps, the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for cordyceps, or the entry for cordyceps for more information.