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Cordyceps

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What other names is Cordyceps known by?

Caterpillar Fungus, Caterpillar Mushroom, Cs-4, Champignon Chenille, Chinese Caterpillar Fungus, Cordyceps sinensis, Dong Chong Xia Cao, Dong Chong Zia Cao, Hsia Ts'Ao Tung Ch'Ung, Ophiocordyceps sinensis, Tochukaso, Vegetable Caterpillar.

What is Cordyceps?

Cordyceps is a fungus that lives on certain Chinese caterpillars.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Improving athletic performance.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Promoting longevity, decreasing fatigue, cough, bronchitis, breathing disorders, kidney disorders, male sexual dysfunction, anemia, heart arrhythmias, high cholesterol, liver disorders, kidney disorders, dizziness, weakness, ringing in the ears, improving quality of life after cancer chemotherapy, improving immune system function after cancer chemotherapy, improving liver function in people with hepatitis B, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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