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.
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.
Take g each time per day, or as instructed by a herbal practitioner.
Dissolve in hot water or mix into yogurt.
A measuring gram spoon is included with every bottle.
Maximal concentration ratio up to 30 times.
Since each herb is extracted at its highest natural yield with little or no fillers, you are getting the granules of maximal potency with minimal fillers. Granules from other brands may contain up to 80% fillers.
Quantifiable active ingredients.
We are the only company to establish and publish a quantifiable active ingredient standard for over 200 single herbs. Now you can confidently prescribe formulas and expect consistent results.
Most comprehensive and stringent testing standard.
We are the only company whose granules are free of 278 pesticides and herbicides. These test results, along with other tests such as that for heavy metals, are provided in the Certificate of Analysis (COAs) for each item and every batch.
Total transparency of product labeling.
Complete labeling info not only keeps you well-informed of product attributes like the concentration of the extract and the percentage of fillers used, but also allows you to precisely calculate dosage conversion.
Learn more about how ActiveHerb single herb extracts are produced.
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.