Side effect and benefits of cordyceps
Cordyceps benefits a variety of different ailments. It is a fungus grown in China and has been used there medicinally for centuries. Cordyceps sinensis is the scientific name for it. Some more common names are semitake, Chinese caterpillar fungus and yarsha gumba. The name Chinese caterpillar fungus is quite appropriate as the fungus does grow on caterpillar larvae.
Studies done regarding respiratory systems showed that the fungus improves, cough, shortness of breath and sleep. Those with more severe lung conditions benefited as well, with improved lung function and more energy. It also fights asthma and chronic bronchitis. The walls of the bronchial airways become relaxed as it is a natural anti-inflammatory.
The immune system is boosted by its use. It stimulates the T-cells which are the cells that naturally defend the body against any bacteria and viruses. As a natural antioxidant it has some anti aging properties. It also helps improve memory and stimulates brain activity.
There are many cordy ceps benefits. It is even purported to be effective on sexual dysfunction. It does increase the production of progesterone and testosterone. It works particularly well for men to increase libido and sexual function. It helps with producing more sex hormones. For women it may help with infertility. Research is ongoing for how it may help in more ways.