Cordyceps (short for Cordyceps sinensis) is a rare Chinese mushroom that grows naturally on certain species of caterpillars. Fortunately, the cordyceps that are used today are cultivated through fermentation-that means, without caterpillars! For thousands of years, cordyceps have been used by Chinese healers as tonic for sexual vigor and overall vitality. It makes sense that cordyceps would be an effective aphrodisiac. Similar to ginkgo and other sex-enhancing herbs, cordyceps increases arterial blood flow, which sends more blood flowing to the pelvic area.
Here are some of the uses: -It is used in various treatments including immunologic, antiarrythmic, hypoglycemic, antieoplastic and erythropoietic effects -It is used to strengthen the body after exhaustion or long-term illness and for impotence, neurasthenia, backache cough, anemia, tuberculosis, lower back pain, infertility, irregular menstruation, night sweats and senile weakness -It has been used as an aid in organ transplant surgery and for the treatment of viral hepatitis and lupus -It is also helpful in reducing high cholesterol and improving male function -It fights against stress, control blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk and help the kidney against damage caused by the drugs cyclosporin and gentamycin -It has anti-ageing and anti-oxidant properties.