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Cordyceps (Dong Chong Xia Cao, 冬虫夏草)
Herb Granules
Herb granules at 1x concentration 100 g (3.53 oz).

This product contains no preservatives,no artificial flavor, and no pharmaceuticals.

Please note that this product is a pure herb powder but not an extract. ActiveHerb Cordyceps is made of cultured Cordyceps fungus which ensures purity and the environmental protection of the natural habitat.

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    Cordyceps (Dong Chong Xia Cao, 冬虫夏草) Product Details
    What does it do?
    In the term of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM),

    Dong Chong Xia Cao is sweat, neutral.

    Dong Chong Xia Cao influences Lung, Kidney.

    • Nourishes the Lungs and tonifies the Kidneys.
    • Stops bleeding.
    • Transforms phlegm.

    • 作用 补肺益肾,止血,化痰

      Cordyceps sinensis (Dong Chong Xia Cao, 冬虫夏草) is perhaps the rarest and most precious herb in traditional Chinese medicine. Cordyceps has been used for the general health well being by Chinese for centuries, but remained unknown for the rest of the world until in 1992 Olympics when the Chinese women's track team athletes broke multiple world records and attributed their success in part to Cordyceps they took as an herbal dietary supplement. Modern studies suggest Cordyceps may enhance the immune function of our body, may stimulate progesterone production, boost energy and endurance.

      Cordyceps sinensis grows in or around Tibet. Cordyceps sinensis is actually composed of fungus that grows on caterpillar larvae. In its native habitat, the spores of Cordyceps infect and get into the body of caterpillar larvae. When the fungus grows in the body it kills the larvae in the winter, and eventually fungus fully consumes the larvae and sprouts into a little plant in the summer. The Chinese name Dong Chong Xia Cao literally describes the life cycle of Cordyceps.

      Because of the unique nature of Cordyceps, it has been unsuccessful to cultivate Cordyceps. The natural habitat of Cordyceps in Tibet is rapidly deteriorating because of the over consumption and skyrocketing prices. Today Cordyceps products in its processed forms on the market are all made from Cordyceps fungus grown in the laboratories.

    How to use it
    Take 2 to 4 g granules daily in accordance with TCM. One teaspoon (included with the shipment) measures about 1.5 g granules.

    The granules may be dissolved in hot water to serve as tea or mixed into yogurt.

    ActiveHerb Herb Granule Advantages
    • 1x concentrated & potent
    • All natural & purely herbal
    • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, dyes, etc
    • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals, etc.)
    • Made in a cGMP certified facility
    • Instant herbal tea
    • No clumping
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    Always count on ActiveHerb herbal products for consistent results. The product is produced in collaboration with one of the largest and best known pharmaceutical companies in China in its state-of-the-art cGMP-certified facility. The bulk Chinese herb is tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. Our rigorous quality control procedures ensure consistency in quality and performance from batch to batch. Each batch of our granules is also tested for heavy metals in accordance with the US Pharmacopeia.


    Use single Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested. In TCM, Chinese herbs are mostly combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. You may want to search our extensive collection of patent Chinese medicine to find the formulas that utilize the herb of interest.

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