Body Wellness through Cordyceps (Dong Chong Xia cao)
Body Antioxidant. Cordyceps increases cellular revitalization, mostly observed in the elderly. It also promotes more restful sleep, soothes the nervous system, and reduces anxiety, thus working as a sedative.
While the numbers of natural herbs reputed to have miraculous effects to the body continue to grow, very few stand out above the rest as Cordyceps do. Cordyceps, a parasitic fungus, has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine. Now don’t let the term “parasitic” be a cause for alarm, cordyceps are just known to thrive on insects and other arthropods like other fungi’s do. First known written accounts of its benefits have been recorded in ancient china. Cordyceps have been used by chinese royalty, elites and the rich. Alongside china’s famous health crop, ginseng, cordyceps also provide the following healing properties;
Boosts the Immune System. Cordyceps is reputed to enhance production of defensive cells; these cells are responsible for fighting off viruses and bacteria. This is why it is of particular interests towards battling leukemia and similar ailments. Cordyceps provides promising results in curing and bringing relief towards symptoms that comes along with cough, bronchitis and asthma, Cordyceps relaxes bronchial walls and prevents inflammation.
Improvement on Fertility. Cordyceps brings about an increase in libido and sexual function in men and women, serving as a stimulus for the production of sex hormones.
Cardio-Vascular Benefits. It brings improvement in blood circulation. Cordyceps are known to regulate blood pressure preventing hypertension, and brings the heart in top working condition. And because of the improved blood flow, relief from back pain is also observed.
Liver and Kidney Protection. Cordyceps improves blood circulation which brings sufficient amount of healthy blood to the major body organs including the Liver and Kidney, which in turn affects the ability to fight illness, like the dreaded Hepatitis and chronic kidney disease. The cleansing effect of cordyceps in these major body organs gives the user a sense of well-being.