Of interest to practitioners: NYBC now stocks Cordyceps PS (Health Concerns).
Cordyceps sinensis has held a place in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over 2000 years. Among the disorders it has been applied to: liver disease, respiratory disease, renal dysfunction, heart disease and hyperlipidemia. It has also been studied as an immune system modulator and as an adjunct therapy for some cancers.
Note: For those interested in use of this product, NYBC stresses the importance of consulting with a practitioner experienced in TCM. See the list of referrals on the NYBC website; or contact NYBC directly for additional referral information.
J.S. Zhu, G.M. Halpern and K. Jones. The scientific rediscovery of an ancient Chinese herbal medicine: Cordyceps sinensis. Parts I and II, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 3 and 4 (1998).
J. Chen, W. Zhang, T. Lu, J. Li, Y. Zheng and L. Kong. Morphological and genetic characterization of a cultivated Cordyceps sinensis fungus and its polysaccharide component possessing antioxidant property in H22 tumor-bearing mice. Life Sciences Volume 78, Issue 23, 1 May 2006, pp. 2742-2748.